New PEP: Quality Guidelines For Standard Modules

Gordon McMillan gmcm at
Mon Jul 2 09:51:44 EDT 2001

Carlos Ribeiro wrote: 

[snip example of module global being misused]

>... Also, if the state variable
>is declared as a global, even reimporting the module will fail.

This is untrue. I'm guessing you mean that given:

  from module import module_global


doesn't do what you want, but that's the fault of using
"from ... import", not module's use of a global.

- Gordon

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