PyWart: Python modules are not so "modular" after all!

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Mon Nov 11 08:34:54 CET 2013

On Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:13:45 -0800, Rick Johnson wrote:

>   What good is ANY namespace when you cannot override it's fundamental
>   interface? And interfaces are the key to OOP!
>   Is __setattr__/__getattr__ ringing a bell people?

import sys
sys.modules["mymodule"] = any_object_you_like()

Want a module with __setattr__ and __getattr__? Make a class, instantiate 
it, and shove it in sys.modules.

This has worked since Python 2.1:


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