[Python-Dev] Accessing globals without dict lookup

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Mon, 11 Feb 2002 08:26:46 -0600


    Ping> But hey... in that case the cellptr is always two steps away from
    Ping> the object.  So why not just use PyObject**s instead of cells?

I think it's because they aren't objects.  You need to make the indirection
explicit so that when some code does the equivalent of module.abs it
realizes it needs to follow the chain.

Thanks for the great diagram, btw.  I knew if I did something feeble it
would get rewritten correctly.

Skip