Python Global State

Hendrik van Rooyen mail at
Wed Feb 4 07:54:35 CET 2009

er  wrote:

>Simple question, I think: Is there a way to make a 
>completely global variable across a slew of modules?  
>If not, what is the canonical way to keep a global state?  
>The purpose of this is to try to prevent circular module 
>imports, which just sort of seems nasty.  Thank you!

Take a leaf out of COBOL's data division book,
and make a module that has all the globals in it.
Just refrain from calling it globals, that is the
path to insanity.
Then whenever you need the stuff, just 
import system_globals, and you are done.

This has another hidden advantage, in that the can be used to keep all
sorts of system wide configuration information.

- Hendrik

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