sending a variable to an imported module

Discussion in 'Python' started by Bastien Semene, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Hi list,

    I'm trying to pass a variable to an imported module without singletons.
    I've seen in the doc, and tested that I can't use global to do it :

    === ===
    def testf():
    print test

    === ===
    global test
    test = 1

    imported_module = __import__(module, globals(), locals(), [], -1)


    === output ===
    NameError: global name 'test' is not defined

    While I was reading many (many) threads about singleton I read people
    claiming that singletons can always be avoided (I can't remeber the most
    relevant thread on stackoverflow).
    I don't want to start a new debate about singletons, I think Internet
    has enough debates yet.

    But in my case I'd like to access this variable anywhere and at anytime
    without having to pass it as a parameter everywhere (this variable is a
    configuration manager object).
    How can I achieve that without singletons ?
    I'm beginner in Python, that's why I'm maybe missing something obvious.

    Bastien Semene
    Bastien Semene, Dec 8, 2011
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