[Tutor] Introspection (modules and functions)

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Wed Nov 23 20:47:41 CET 2005

Negroup - wrote:
> Hi.
> My application hosts a module A that contains only a (variable) number
> of functions. In another part of this application I need to know which
> functions are defined inside module A. Initially I thought to use
> __dict__, but along with the functions of module A are listed all the
> builtins too.
> How is possible to obtain this information without defining
> return_all_functions() (see below)?

How about a return_all_functions() that uses introspection?

def return_all_functions(module):
  callables = []
  for name in dir(module):
    value = getattr(module, name)
    if callable(value):
  return callables



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