aahz at netcom.com
Thu Nov 11 04:02:24 CET 1999
In article <80c3e4$vpq$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>, <raptor_99_uk at my-deja.com> wrote:
>In article <7vqgib$l8v$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>,
> oofoe at my-deja.com wrote:
>> How can you access the global namespace in python 1.5.1? I'd like to get
>> a version string which is declared in the main script file. However,
>> each module also has a version string which overrides the original one.
>> I tried to access it as __main__.Version, similarly to $main::Version in
>> Perl, which is what I'm more familiar with. Of course, it didn't work.
>just declare Version to be global inside bar() as
> global Version
> print "Version is: ", Version
Your response is wrong: it works within a module, but not inside a
module that has been imported into another script. Eric Jacobs gave a
correct response (import __main__), but in general it's a better idea to
pass information in (interface specified) rather than having a module
make assumptions about what kind of script will import it.
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