# irfpy.util.check¶

Misc functions related to discovering typical programming errors.

Code author: Martin Wieser

 warn_globals(func) Warns when accessing globals. Verifies ‘np’ is a module.
irfpy.util.check.warn_globals(func)[source]

Warns when accessing globals.

Decorator that warns if a function accesses global “variables”, i.e. objects that are not callable and that not other modules.

>>> import irfpy.util.check as check
>>> b = 1    # A global variable
>>>
>>> @check.warn_globals
... def myfunc(a):
...     print(b)   # b is a global variable, which has not passed as parameter to myfunc. Probably, the intention of the developer is to refer to a.
>>> myfunc(a=15)
1


When myfunc is called, myfunc referred to b, a global variable. The decorator makes a warning as Warning: in 'myfunc': accessing global 'b'.

The warning is shown using the python logging system with the logger name of irfpy.util.check and the level of warning.

irfpy.util.check.np_is_module()[source]

Verifies ‘np’ is a module.

Verifies that the object ‘np’, if it exists, refers to a module (typically numpy) and is not the proton number density defined often as np in old (and odd) scripts.

Call anywhere, e.g. at end of your script.

Typical use case is as follows. The below function myfunc

>>> import numpy as np    # A typical use of numpy


At a certain point, you (unintentionally) overwrite np to proton density.

>>> np = 3.0


Later, you want to use np as numpy. AttributionError occurs.

>>> zero_array = np.zeros(20)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
AttributeError: 'float' object has no attribute 'zeros'


You can check if np is overwritten or not. Change the function as

>>> from irfpy.util import check
>>> check.np_is_module()


You get the message

irfpy.util.check: WARNING: Warning: 'np' is not a (numpy) module (anymore).


The warning is shown using the python logging system with the logger name of irfpy.util.check and the level of warning.