How can I get a list of all classes within current module in Python?


Question

I've seen plenty of examples of people extracting all of the classes from a module, usually something like:

# foo.py
class Foo:
    pass

# test.py
import inspect
import foo

for name, obj in inspect.getmembers(foo):
    if inspect.isclass(obj):
        print obj

Awesome.

But I can't find out how to get all of the classes from the current module.

# foo.py
import inspect

class Foo:
    pass

def print_classes():
    for name, obj in inspect.getmembers(???): # what do I do here?
        if inspect.isclass(obj):
            print obj

# test.py
import foo

foo.print_classes()

This is probably something really obvious, but I haven't been able to find anything. Can anyone help me out?

1
272
10/24/2014 6:06:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Try this:

import sys
current_module = sys.modules[__name__]

In your context:

import sys, inspect
def print_classes():
    for name, obj in inspect.getmembers(sys.modules[__name__]):
        if inspect.isclass(obj):
            print(obj)

And even better:

clsmembers = inspect.getmembers(sys.modules[__name__], inspect.isclass)

Because inspect.getmembers() takes a predicate.

349
5/1/2015 9:36:23 PM

What about

g = globals().copy()
for name, obj in g.iteritems():

?


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