Finding the name of a function while defining it

Abhas Bhattacharya abhasbhattacharya2 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 09:42:19 CET 2012


On Thursday, 27 December 2012 13:56:24 UTC+5:30, Chris Rebert  wrote:
> On Dec 25, 2012 6:06 PM, "Abhas Bhattacharya" <abhasbhat... at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> 
> > While I am defining a function, how can I access the name (separately as string as well as object) of the function without explicitly naming it(hard-coding the name)?
> 
> > For eg. I am writing like:
> 
> > def abc():
> 
> >     #how do i access the function abc here without hard-coding the name?
> 
> Not possible per se without resorting to sys._getframe() or similar hackery.
> 
> A simple+elegant way to do this would require PEP 3130 (http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3130/ ) or similar, but that particular proposal got rejected.

Thanks for telling that. I thought that there is a direct way, and now you have confirmed that there isn't. So, as I can see, Mitya's code can be a perfect way-around, although it will require another function.



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