[Python-Dev] Fast access to __builtins__
Guido van Rossum
Fri, 28 Mar 2003 07:26:54 -0500
> > I'd be happy to proclaim that doing something like
> > import X
> > d = X.__dict__
> > d["spam"] = 42 # or exec "spam = 42" in d
> > is always prohibited.
> That would break lazy module imports such as the one I'm using
> in mx.Misc.LazyModule.py.
But you could rewrite LazyModule.py to use setattr(X, "spam", 42), right?
I don't think it's worth it to have a dict proxy that allows certain
keys to be set but not others.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)