How to retrieve source code from Python objects?

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We use the getsource() method of inspect module to get the source code of the function.

inspect.getsource(object)

Returns the text of the source code for an object. The argument may be a module, class, method, function, traceback, frame, or code object. The source code is returned as a single string. An IOError is raised if the source code cannot be retrieved.

If the function is compiled from a string, stream or imported from a compiled file, then you cannot retrieve its source code.

We import the inspect module and retrieve the source code for given script as follows

Example

#baz.py
import inspect
class foo:
      def bar():
          print 'Hello'
print(inspect.getsource(foo))

Output

C:/Users/TutorialsPoint1/~.py
class foo:
      def bar():
          print 'Hello'
 
raja
Published on 07-Dec-2017 10:25:46
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