__all__ is a Sacred Space and you Murderous Goblins are all Profaning it
Let me spell something out for you trickster-meanies:
# HELLO I AM thingy.py __all__ = [X, Y, Z] X = True Y = True Z = True
>>> from thingy import * Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> File "/Users/scheirer/thingy.py", line 1, in <module> __all__ = [X, Y, Z] NameError: name 'X' is not defined
Python is older than my son (who is 3) and yet you abuse it. You monsters. You goblins. You haters. You fuckerinos.
__all__ is a list of GOD DAMN STRING IDENTIFIERS, NOT ACTUAL OBJECTS, AND IT INFORMS A PATTERN YOU RIGHTFULLY DON’T USE BECAUSE YOU NEVER SEE THAT
['X', 'Y', 'Z'] and not your list of variable names, it’s your list of export names.
__all__ is, and has always been, a list of STRINGS to be exported from your idiot module into your idiot notebook.
Oh my god my irrational hate has fueled in me a series of topics I care to “engage” about (COMMENTS DISABLED).