Creating variables from dicts

Steven D'Aprano steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Wed Feb 24 05:15:31 CET 2010


On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:47:22 -0800, Luis M. González wrote:

> On Feb 23, 10:41 pm, Steven D'Aprano
> <ste... at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au> wrote:
>> On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:41:16 -0800, Luis M. González wrote:
>> > By the way, if you want the variables inside myDict to be free
>> > variables, you have to add them to the local namespace. The local
>> > namespace is also a dictionary "locals()". So you can update locals
>> > as follows:
>>
>> >     locals().update( myDictionary )
>>
>> No you can't. Try it inside a function.
>>
>> --
>> Steven
> 
> Sure. Inside a function I would use globals() instead. Although I don't
> know if it would be a good practice...

Er, how does using globals change the local variables?



-- 
Steven



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