This is related to http://www.daniweb.com/software-development/python/threads/111526
However, in this case, I don't necessarily know the value of the var from which I am getting the name using vars(). Is there a way to get it?
prefix = 'char' lidControls =  lidControls2Make = ['uprLid', 'lwrLid','lwrLidTrack', 'uprLidTrack','uprLidRef','lidRig'] for control in lidControls2Make: objTmp = prefix + '_'+control cmds.spaceLocator(n=objTmp) lidControls.append(objTmp) # Assign the name to the control so we can access it by name later: vars()[control] = objTmp # So far, so good. The task is accomplished # But how do I get the name of the variable created by vars()[control]? # I want do this on each iteration of the loop: varNameVal = dict(vars()[control]=objTmp) # This fails: "keyword can't be an expression" print 'The value of ',varNameVal.keys(),'is now:',varNameVal.values()\ #Result: The value of uprLid is now char_uprLid