How to retrieve source code from Python objects?
We are given a object and our task is to retrieve its source code, for this we have inspect module, dill module and dis module built-in standard libraries in Python programming. They provide several useful functions to track information about live objects such as modules, classes, methods, functions, tracebacks, frame objects, and code objects. getsource() method is used to get the source code of Python objects.
Parameter: The object type parameter, of which we want the source code.
Return type: text of the source code for an object
Note: An IOError is raised if the source code cannot be retrieved.
Using the inspect module to retrieve source code
Example: Here we are importing the inspect module first and then using the inspect.getsource() function to fetch the source code of the given object.
def test(x): return (x+2)*(x-2)
Example: Here we are fetching the source code for the given object.
def far(n): factorial = 1 if int(n) >= 1: for i in range (1, int(n)+1): factorial = factorial * i return factorial
Example: We can use inspect on built in library functions and objects also.
class DataFrame(NDFrame): """ Two-dimensional size-mutable, potentially heterogeneous tabula
Using the dis module to retrieve source code
Here we are using the dis module in Python to fetch the source code of the specified object.
50 0 LOAD_FAST 0 (a1) 2 LOAD_FAST 1 (a2) 4 BINARY_ADD 6 STORE_FAST 2 (a) 51 8 LOAD_FAST 2 (a) 10 RETURN_VALUE
Using the dill module to retrieve source code
Here we are using the dill module in Python to fetch the source code of the specified object.
def fun(a1,a2): a = a1 + a2 return a
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