create global variables?
steve at holdenweb.com
Mon Oct 30 22:35:05 CET 2006
Wojciech Muła wrote:
> Alistair King wrote:
>>is there a simple way of creating global variables within a function?
> def foo(name):
> globals()[name] = "xxx"
> globals()[name + 'aa'] = "yyy"
> globals()[name + 'ab'] = "zzz"
Please note that this is a terrible programming practice. Anyone who
really thinks they need to do this should be thinking hard about whether
they are using Python correctly (though tere are occasionaly
requirements where the feature can legitimately be used).
It would be *much* easier and *much* better programming practice to
modify your code so the function returns a two-element tuple, which you
then assign to two variables in an unpacking assignment.
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