Finding the name of a function while defining it

Mitya Sirenef msirenef at lightbird.net
Thu Dec 27 10:07:18 CET 2012


On 12/27/2012 03:26 AM, Abhas Bhattacharya wrote:
> On Thursday, 27 December 2012 13:33:34 UTC+5:30, Mitya Sirenef  wrote:
>> How about defining a function that prints value and then calls a function?
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>> def call(func_name):
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>>     print(mydict[func_name])
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>>     globals()[func_name]()
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>> You could also define a custom class that does the same thing on attribute
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>> lookup and do something like Call.func_name() .
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>>    -m
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>> -- 
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>> Lark's Tongue Guide to Python: http://lightbird.net/larks/
> Can you explain me what this means?
> globals()[func_name]()

globals() is a globals dictionary that maps function
names to function objects (along with other things),
so we get the function object by name and then
run it.

  -m

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Lark's Tongue Guide to Python: http://lightbird.net/larks/




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