[Python-Dev] dir() and __all__
thomas at python.org
Sat Feb 16 07:39:07 CET 2008
On Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 4:18 AM, Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com> wrote:
> >> Should dir(module) use __all__ when defined?
> > It's not consistent with what dir() of a class or instance does though.
> > -1.
> Perhaps there is another solution. Have dir() exclude objects
> which are modules. For example, dir(logging) would exclude
> sys, os, types, time, string, cStringIO, and traceback.
Don't forget that that would mean dir(os) would no longer show 'path'.
Thomas Wouters <thomas at python.org>
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