[Tutor] introspecting an object for method's name?

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Mon Oct 19 14:31:05 CEST 2009

On Sunday, October 18, 2009, Serdar Tumgoren <zstumgoren at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm trying to create a generic logging function, and I'm able to get
> at the name of the module and class using the built-in attributes
> __module__, __class__, and __name__.
> But I wasn't sure how to also grab the name of the function or method,
> so that when an error occurs, I can log the name of the failing method
> as well.

Using sys._getframe() you can get the name of the current function or
the name of the calling function. Getting the name of the caller means
you can wrap your logger into a function. See this recipe:


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