PyMyth: Global variables are evil... WRONG!

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Thu Nov 14 00:57:57 CET 2013

On 13/11/2013 23:42, Rhodri James wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 02:06:09 -0000, Rick Johnson
> <rantingrickjohnson at> wrote:
>> PyMyth: Global variables are evil... WRONG!
> That's not a PyMyth.  It's a CompSciMyth, or to be more accurate a good
> general Software Engineering guideline regardless of language.  Like all
> guidelines it can be broken, but people who break it should do so
> knowingly, aware that they have created potential problems for themselves.

A quote from a colleage of mine circa 1991 "Real time programming is 
easy, just make all the data global".  There you are everybody, problem 
solved :)

Python is the second best programming language in the world.
But the best has yet to be invented.  Christian Tismer

Mark Lawrence

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