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Julien Lengrand-Lambert

French guy living in the Netherlands. IT Chapter Lead @ING during the day, CoFounder @Skyai at night.

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Simply print current function name

Hi all,

When developing, I hate having to search in which portion of my code I am. For Tippy, I searched for a way to always display the function name in case of an error.

Hopefully, Python offers a simple (but curious) way to perform this.

Here is how to print your function name as a string in Python :

import sys

def tutut():
    Dum function displaying its name!
    print sys._getframe().f_code.co_name

if __name__ == '__main__':

And here is the result

[airballman@ubuntu:~]$ python tutut.py

There it is !

You can also find this tip in my Programming Tips page, in the Python section.