Replacement for keyword 'global' good idea? (e.g. 'modulescope' or'module' better?)
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Aug 6 03:30:07 CEST 2005
<seberino at spawar.navy.mil> wrote in message
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> I've heard 2 people complain that word 'global' is confusing.
I did to at first.
> Perhaps 'modulescope' or 'module' would be better?
Global is an somewhat short adjective that plausibly becomes a noun when
pluralized. That is hard to match. I have thought of 'modular' as the
actual meaning of 'global', but 'modulars' does not sound as good to me.
> Am I the first peope to have thought of this and suggested it?
You are the first people I remember making at least the 'modulescope'
suggestion. Searching the newsgroup archive at Google would make sure ;-).
> Is this a candidate for Python 3000 yet?
Unlikely. I suspect that global meaning global to the module (as opposed to
the collection of modules or compilation units) is established CS usage.
Terry J. Reedy
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