Guido van Rossum
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Fri Jun 1 01:50:29 CEST 2007
Making __debug__ another keyword atom sounds great to me.
On 6/1/07, Thomas Heller <theller at ctypes.org> wrote:
> Brett Cannon schrieb:
> > On 5/31/07, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> >> Guido just fixed a case in the py3k branch where you could assign to
> >> "None" in a function call.
> >> __debug__ has similar problems: it can't be assigned to normally, but via
> >> keyword arguments it is possible.
> >> This should be fixed; or should __debug__ be thrown out anyway?
> > I never use the flag, personally. When I am debugging I have an
> > app-specific flag I set. I am +1 on ditching it.
> > -Brett
> I would very much wish that __debug__ stays, because I use it it nearly every larger
> program that I later wish to freeze and distribute.
> "if __debug__: ..." blocks have the advantage that *no* bytecode is generated
> when run or frozen with -O or -OO, so the modules imported in these blocks
> are not pulled in by modulefinder. You cannot get this effect (AFAIK) with
> app-specific flags.
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