[Python-Dev] Re: Cuddly constants seek loving, stable home
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 10:44:16 -0400 (EDT)
Greg Stein writes:
> -0 on a new module. Just make sys.consts some kind of attributed object.
Agreed. pyexpat just creates new module objects and fills them in
for things like error codes.
> +1 ... Good call. That would toss some of the synchronization problems with
> those files today.
Yep. The existing modules could import * from those new objects so
that backward compatibility is retained.
The advantage of the current approach, however, is that we don't end
up with a bunch of initialization code that ends up sticking around as
part of the process. Not a real problem for Unix or Windows, but it
might be on embedded platforms like the Palm.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation