static class variables and module scope

The Dark Seraph chris at
Mon Jul 19 16:37:24 CEST 2004

I have a singleton object that works perfectly from inside my main .py
file.  However, when I want to access the object that backs the
singleton from another file ( either from an execfile() or thru my
telnet listener ), it appears the underlying object is reset to null,
resulting in a duplicate object being created.  

I figure I am doing something painfully stupid, but for the life of me,
I can't see it.  

Here is my singleton wrapper:

class SingletonWrapper:
        __instance = None
        def __init__ ( self, user = None, password = None ):
                if SingletonWrapper.__instance is None:
                        SingletonWrapper.__instance = ImplSingletonWrapper ( user, password )
        def instance ( self ):
                return SingletonWrapper.__instance

In my ImplSingletonWrapper class, I print out that I am creating a new
object when its constructor is called.  Inside the owner file, it is
only called once , but if I do SingletonWrapper().instance() from
anohter module, it makes a new object, and id() reports different ids.

I banged my head against this yesterday, and today doesn't seem to be
going any better, any ideas out there?

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