[Python-Dev] Re: LOAD_NAME & classes
23 Apr 2002 15:49:47 -0400
> It would be nice if python offered a facility for sharing pooled data:
> maybe a global configuration object? That way it's more explicit.
> It could also remove some redundant code that I tend to put in many
> import config
> my_opt = config.get_opt ('mymodule')
> # Set a new global opt
> config.set_opt ('attrib') = blah
> Maybe even provide some hooks for populating the config object.
I already use `config' (that precise identifier) a lot in my things,
so please do not even _think_ using it for something else! :-) :-)
For small projects, such a thing might be overkill. For big projects,
there are a few (maybe many) avenues and ways how to achieve this sharing,
and I'm glad having the freedom of installing subtle nuances between
projects, as needed. That is, I would fear a bit being pulled in an
arbitrary direction: it would have to be convincingly damned good. :-)
Better, maybe, would be to merely document some of the possible avenues.
Most of these require only a tiny investment in lines of code anyway.
François Pinard http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~pinard