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i is just the name of a variable, in this case an integer. Most programmers will use i for the outermost for loop when iterating through a list of numbers. What this loop is doing is creating a range from 0 to n (some number). Then it's looking at all the numbers in there, one at a time. In this case the loop is running pic_word() n times.


A bound method is just a Python object that stores self in one of its slots. Take a look at methodobject.c for the C implementation. In Python the slot is accessible via the __self__ attribute: >>> a = [1, 2, 3].append >>> a <built-in method append of list object at 0x103b39588> >>> a.__self__ [1, 2, 3]


An alternative that doesn't abuse python so much, is to put the following in your __init__.py from .main import * Its not quite the same as replacing the module, but I would suspect it will work in most cases. However, I would take the theory that you shouldn't do it. Pretending that your code is in the root of the alpha module when it is isn't just ...

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