classes Find functions explicitly defined in a module(python)
python list classes in module (4)
Ok I know you can use the dir() method to list everything in a module, but is there any way to see only the functions that are defined in that module? For example, assume my module looks like this:
from datetime import date, datetime def test(): return "This is a real method"
Even if i use inspect() to filter out the builtins, I'm still left with anything that was imported. E.g I'll see:
['date', 'datetime', 'test']
Is there any way to exclude imports? Or another way to find out what's defined in a module?
Are you looking for something like this?
import sys, inspect def is_mod_function(mod, func): return inspect.isfunction(func) and inspect.getmodule(func) == mod def list_functions(mod): return [func.__name__ for func in mod.__dict__.itervalues() if is_mod_function(mod, func)] print 'functions in current module:\n', list_functions(sys.modules[__name__]) print 'functions in inspect module:\n', list_functions(inspect)
EDIT: Changed variable names from 'meth' to 'func' to avoid confusion (we're dealing with functions, not methods, here).
Every class in python has a
__module__ attribute. You can use its value to perform filtering. Take a look at example 6.14 in dive into python
You can check
__module__ attribute of the function in question. I say "function" because a method belongs to a class usually ;-).
BTW, a class actually also has
the python inspect module is probably what you're looking for here.
import inspect if inspect.ismethod(methodInQuestion): pass # It's a method