Python inspect module

16 August 2004   2 comments   Python

Mind that age!

This blog post is 16 years old! Most likely, its content is outdated. Especially if it's technical.

My friend Jacob Lundqvist of Galdrion today showed me a nifty little method I did not know about in Python, namely the inspect module. It allows you to find out what the name of the method was that called the method "you're in". Allow me to show an example:

import inspect

def foo():
    caller_module = inspect.stack()[1][1]
    caller_method = inspect.stack()[1][3]
    print caller_module, caller_method
    return "Something"

def bar():
    foo()

if __name__=='__main__':
   bar()

And the result is:

>>> 
C:\Python23\dummy.py bar

I now use this in an internal debug method that prints all SQL statements used before being executed. Every method that needs to execute some SQL will always first send it's SQL statement to the debug method. The debug method can now also show where the SQL came from. Great!

Comments

Jacob Lundqvist

Credits where its due ;)
I got it in my turtn from this article:

http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/5204

Rangler

Four score and seven minutes ago, I read a sweet artlice. Lol thanks

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