[Python-Dev] dir() and __all__

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Sat Feb 16 04:18:59 CET 2008

>> 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.


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