Finding the name of a function while defining it

Abhas Bhattacharya abhasbhattacharya2 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 08:52:22 CET 2012


On Thursday, 27 December 2012 13:18:19 UTC+5:30, Chris Angelico  wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM, Abhas Bhattacharya
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> <abhasbhattacharya2 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > During run-time, I can always use: function_name.__name__ (although that's kind of lame because it returns "function_name"). But if the function itself contains print(__name__) and I call the function, it returns __main__ (yes, __main__ itself, not the string "__main__") (which is the calling function).
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> That's because __name__ looks for that attribute on the module (aka
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> "global variable"), not the function. When you run your Python script
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> as an application, the module is called __main__.
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> 
> ChrisA

Ok, that sheds some light on why it acts like that, but how can i use it the way I want (which i already told)?



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