Accessing Module variables from another Module

cjt22 at bath.ac.uk cjt22 at bath.ac.uk
Wed Sep 5 14:55:19 CEST 2007


On Sep 5, 1:22 pm, Bruno Desthuilliers <bruno.
42.desthuilli... at wtf.websiteburo.oops.com> wrote:
> cj... at bath.ac.uk a écrit :
>
> > Hi
>
> > I am new to Python (I have come from a large background of Java) and
> > wondered if someone could explain to me how I can access variables
> > stored in my main module to other functions within other modules
> > called
> > from this module
>
> (snip code)
> > I am currently just passing the variable in as a parameter
>
> And this is the RightThing(tm) to do.
>
> > but I thought with Python there would be a way to gain direct access
> > to
> > storeList within the modules called from the top main module?
>
> Yes : passing it as a param !-)
>
> For other modules to get direct access to main.storeList, you'd need
> these modules to import main in these other modules, which would
> introduce circular dependencies, which are something you usuallay don't
> want. Also, and while it's ok to read imported modules attributes, it's
> certainly not a good idea to mutate or rebind them IMHO, unless you're
> ok with spaghetti code.

Cheers Bruno, I just wanted to make sure I was being consistent with
the "Python way of things" :)




More information about the Python-list mailing list