[Tutor] getattr help

mjolewis at gmail.com mjolewis at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 08:20:40 CET 2012

What is the purpose of getattr? Why not just use help or am I completely misunderstanding this?

From what I read, getattr allows you to get a reference to a function without knowing its name until runtime. 

However, the example provided is:

li = ['larry', 'curly]
getattr(li, 'pop')

It seems to me that I need to know the name of the function to use getattr?

Please help. 

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