Python Global Constant

Jp Calderone exarkun at
Wed Jul 9 11:21:38 CEST 2003

On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 09:49:15AM +0200, Krisztian Kepes wrote:
> Hi !
> I want to create an module and I want to use some Global Constant in it.
> How to I create an global constant in module what is accessable in from other modules ?

  Python does not have constant variables.  If you remove the "const " on
each of the two lines in your dirs module and use the equality test operator
("==") instead of the assignment operator ("="), your code should work.

  As a convention, variables which the author intends not to be changed are
often spelled entirely in capitals, e.g., CONST_DOWN.

> like this example:
> *** module dirs ***
> const Const_Up=1
> const Const_Down=1
> *** module any ***
> import dirs;
> def CheckDir(Dir):
>   if Dir=dirs.Const_Up: xxx


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