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How to access Docstring of a function in python?

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How to access Docstring of a function in python?
posted Jan 31, 2015 by Gnanendra Reddy

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Printing Docstring of function from inside the function

def myfunc():
    """ this is myfunc """
    doc = myfunc.__doc__
class MyClass:
    def bar(self):
       """ this is bar """
       doc = MyClass.bar.__doc__

Printing Docstring of function from inside the function: Alternate Method : similar method can be used from outside the function itself.

def myfunc():
    """ this is myfunc """
    doc = globals()["myfunc"].__doc__
class MyClass:
    def bar(self):
       """ this is bar """
       doc = globals()["MyClass"].bar.__doc__
answer Jan 31, 2015 by Salil Agrawal
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