The globals(), locals() and reload() Functions in Python

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The globals() and locals() functions can be used to return the names in the global and local namespaces depending on the location from where they are called.

If locals() is called from within a function, it will return all the names that can be accessed locally from that function.

If globals() is called from within a function, it will return all the names that can be accessed globally from that function.

The return type of both these functions is dictionary. Therefore, names can be extracted using the keys() function.

When the module is imported into a script, the code in the top-level portion of a module is executed only once.

Therefore, if you want to reexecute the top-level code in a module, you can use the reload() function. The reload() function imports a previously imported module again. The syntax of the reload() function is this −

reload(module_name)

Here, module_name is the name of the module you want to reload and not the string containing the module name. For example, to reload hello module, do the following −

reload(hello)
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Published on 30-Jan-2020 06:33:37
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