This function allows to get fully qualified name of the calling function. I expected this field to be available from logging module, but it is not here http://docs.python.org/2/library/logging.html#logrecord-attributes It might be that it is too expensive for performance or just doesn't play well in some situations. I don't know. I use it solely when debugging and it is convenient.
Also here: https://gist.github.com/2151727
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import inspect def caller_name(skip=2): """Get a name of a caller in the format module.class.method `skip` specifies how many levels of stack to skip while getting caller name. skip=1 means "who calls me", skip=2 "who calls my caller" etc. An empty string is returned if skipped levels exceed stack height """ stack = inspect.stack() start = 0 + skip if len(stack) < start + 1: return '' parentframe = stack[start] name =  module = inspect.getmodule(parentframe) # `modname` can be None when frame is executed directly in console # TODO(techtonik): consider using __main__ if module: name.append(module.__name__) # detect classname if 'self' in parentframe.f_locals: # I don't know any way to detect call from the object method # XXX: there seems to be no way to detect static method call - it will # be just a function call name.append(parentframe.f_locals['self'].__class__.__name__) codename = parentframe.f_code.co_name if codename != '<module>': # top level usually name.append( codename ) # function or a method del parentframe return ".".join(name)