"Frank Millman" wrote in message news:p321rb$9ct$1 at blaine.gmane.org...
"Peter Otten" wrote in message news:p31v3m$pji$1 at blaine.gmane.org...
> Frank Millman wrote:
> > Hi all
> > I have read that one should not call dunder methods in application code.
> > Does the same apply to dunder variables? I am thinking of the instance
> > attribute __dict__, which allows access to the contents of the instance.
> > I only want to read from __dict__, not update it. Is this frowned upon?
> Why would you care whether it is "frowned upon" if it's the best way to
> achieve something useful?
> So the real question is /what/ you are trying to do and what your options
> Here is a brief history of how I have got to where I am now.
> My solution is to use __dict__ to get at the data. If there are any other
> options, I will be interested to hear them.
Now that I have read yours and Steve's replies properly, I realise that you
were telling me the answer all along.
I just have to use vars(...) and it gives me the information I am looking