Can global variable be passed into Python function?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Sat Mar 1 02:19:02 CET 2014

On 01/03/2014 01:10, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> 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.
> Marko

How many more times do you have to be shot down before you give up?  Or 
do you intend coming back like the Phoenix, or worse still like our 
resident unicode expert, to haunt us?

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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