This should be a simple question...

andrew cooke andrew at
Fri Mar 6 22:04:24 CET 2009

Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
>> If x and b are meant to be global than bite the bullet and *make* them
>> global.
> Well, there's global, and there's global.
> There's global to a few functions in a module, there's global to
> everything
> in a module, and global to an entire application. They're not necessarily
> the same thing.

this is probably drifting a bit far from the original question, but i have
used function scope to hide information "global" to a few functions.  the
idea is to use a factory function that generates them all.

  def factory():

    a = 12
    b = 34

    def ifamultb(x):
      if a == x:
        return x * b
        return x

    def somethinelse(x):
      blah blah

  (ifamultb, somethinelse) = factory()

that's off the top of my head.  you might need to work around python's
stupid scoping rules with hidden params:

    def ifamultb(x, a=a):



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