Testing if a global is defined in a module

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 06:28:42 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Tim Johnson <tim at johnsons-web.com> wrote:
>> Yes, but what are you actually *trying to do*? "Detecting data members" is
>> not an end in itself. Why do you think you need to detect data members?
>  Steven, I'm building a documentation system. I have my own MVC framework
>  and the goal is to have a documentation module for each project.

It sounds like what you really want is to detect the names *exported*
by the module, then.  Why not do it the same way Python does it?  If
the module defines an "__all__" attribute, then it is taken to be a
sequence of strings which are the exported names.  Otherwise, the
exported names are taken to be all the names in the module dict that
don't begin with an underscore.


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