[Tutor] Trying to avoid using eval..

Peter Otten __peter__ at web.de
Sat Feb 23 09:45:39 CET 2013

Rohit Mediratta wrote:

>    I want to reload my Module after I fix bugs and want to instantiate an
>    object of a class contained in this module.

Just a warning about reload(), as your question was already answered: 
Reloading modules may seem convenient at first, but can lead to strange 
errors as existing objects are not updated:

>>> import module
>>> obj = module.SomeClass()
>>> reload(module)
<module 'module' from 'module.pyc'>
>>> isinstance(obj, module.SomeClass)

Personally I avoid reload() (and importing the main script which leads to 
similar problems).

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