Safe to modify globals(), or not?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Jan 30 18:22:54 CET 2004


In article <bvd6hm$9h1$03$1 at news.t-online.com>,
Peter Otten  <__peter__ at web.de> wrote:
>Aahz wrote:
>>
>> import __main__
>> tmp = parse_funky_language("Hey, this is far out, man.")
>> setattr(__main__, tmp.name, tmp.value)
>> 
>> In the context of the interactive interpreter, it's a bit harder to do;
>> I don't remember off-hand what the namespace of the interpreter is.
>
>You don't need to :-)
>
>Python 2.3.3 (#1, Jan  3 2004, 13:57:08)
>[GCC 3.2] on linux2
>Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>> __name__
>'__main__'

Yes, but how do you access that from a module?
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