Fix Python – How to make a cross-module variable?

The __debug__ variable is handy in part because it affects every module. If I want to create another variable that works the same way, how would I do it?
The variable (let’s be original and call it ‘foo’) doesn’t have to be truly global, in the sense that if I change foo in one module, it is updated in others. I’d be fine if I could set foo before….