how to overload sqrt in a module?

Kent Johnson kent at
Sun Mar 5 13:03:45 CET 2006

Michael McNeil Forbes wrote:
> Is there anything really bad about the 
> following?  It works exactly as I would like, but I don't want to get in 
> trouble down the road:
> module_f
> --------
> import math as my_math
> def set_math(custom_math):
>     globals()['my_math'] = custom_math

This seems clearer to me:
def set_math(custom_math):
     global my_math
     my_math = custom_math

> Or, if one wants to use the "from __ import *" form:
> from math import *
> def set_math(custom_math):
>     globals().update(custom_math.__dict__)

This will cause interesting trouble if custom_math doesn't implement all 
the functions you use from math.


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