Can global variable be passed into Python function?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Mar 2 17:53:06 CET 2014


On 02/03/2014 16:23, Chris Angelico wrote:
>
> A switch block that works with constants and equality *can* be turned
> into a dict. If the constants are hashable, use them as the keys
> directly; if they're not hashable and/or you want to use object
> identity as the criterion (effectively like using 'is' rather than
> '==' for your case statements), use id(x) as the keys, and make sure
> you have other references to the objects. Then it'll be fine as a
> straight-up dict.
>
> If the switch block uses inequalities, then it suffers from the same
> problem as the try/except block - it's inherently ordered, in case
> (pun intended) there's a switched-on value that matches more than one.
> (You could possibly optimize the int case, but that would be way WAY
> too specific for a generic language structure.)
>
> ChrisA
>

You clearly don't get my point.  I *DON'T* want to use stupid constants 
and stupid equalities, I want to use identities.  I *DON'T* want to use 
stupid ==, I want to use 'is'.  I *DON'T* care how many people with 
years of experience of Python tell me that this is the wrong thing to 
do, that is how I am going to do it.  So, for the final time of asking, 
how do I do the above with, and only with, the identity, even if you 
stupidly keep on trying to tell me that this is wrong?

-- 
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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