declare a constant in Python?

Dave Brueck dave at pythonapocrypha.com
Thu Sep 9 20:05:38 CEST 2004


beliavsky at aol.com wrote:

> I wish one could declare a constant in Python, analogous to 'const int
> i=1;' in C++. Is there a way to get this effect?

With a bit of work, yes - Google will turn up some recipes for it.

It's basically never worth the effort because in practice it offers no advantage 
over just a naming convention (i.e. nobody accidentally rebinds their values, so 
doing that extra work doesn't provide any practical benefit).

-Dave




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