singleton ... again

Asaf Las roegltd at
Thu Feb 13 02:38:55 CET 2014

On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:57:02 PM UTC+2, Gregory Ewing wrote:
> If you want to hide the distinction between using
> call syntax and just accessing a global, then
> export a function that returns the global instance.
> That function can even lazily create the instance
> the first time it's called. That's a pattern that
> *is* useful, and I've often used in Python and
> other languages.
> E.g.
> _the_whatsit = None
> def get_whatsit():
>     if _the_whatsit is None:
>        _the_whatsit = Whatsit()
>     return _the_whatsit
> Greg

Gregory Ewing and Michael Torrie, yes you are both right, that is how things 
are done in standard Python library. But i am not restricting  myself to that.



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