[Tutor] FunctionType list from ModuleType Attributes

Remco Gerlich scarblac@pino.selwerd.nl
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 01:14:03 +0100

On  0, Fred Allen <fallen@leveltwo.com> wrote:
> Dear Tutors,
> I am contemplating a small program to read a module file and print the
> module's __doc__ text (if any) and, then, print all comprised functions'
> func_doc text.
> My design requires I either recast a module name from ModuleType (module
> name) to StringType or vice versa, or a FunctionType (function name) to a
> StringType or vice versa.  I cannot seem to find means for any of these
> operations described in the documentation.   They are surely no-brainers,
> leaving my ego a bit rumpled.  With advance thanks for any help, I am,

Modules have a name, stored in mod.__name__ . Try e.g.
>>> import os
>>> print os.__name__

Although functions don't strictly have a name, if you need a description
that includes the likely name (but it may be wrong), try str(f) for a
function f.

Easiest however would be to use a for loop over the names in dir(module),
then you alread know what the function is called in the module.

Remco Gerlich