Can global variable be passed into Python function?

Marko Rauhamaa marko at
Sat Mar 1 02:10:43 CET 2014

Ben Finney <ben+python at>:

>>From each other, of course they're distinct, because they are unequal.
> They are *not* necessarily distinct from other strings with equal
> value, defined elsewhere. That's what has been pointed out to you many
> times.

That point is completely irrelevant. The state objects only need to be
distinct from each other. How do I know? I originally wrote the example.

> So, either you care about these values being distinct from all others
> because you want to compare them with ‘is’ (and so strings are a poor
> choice);

Strings are as good objects for the purpose as any and have some nice
advantages during troubleshooting and logging.


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