On Sat, Oct 25, 2003 at 04:03:17PM +0200, Alex Martelli wrote:
Yes! If the compiler needs to be aware of global assignments (which IS a good idea) we can do so by either introducing a new "operator keyword"
One thing that I've always wondered about, why can't one do:
def reset_foo(): global foo =  # declare as global and do assignment
As Alex pointed out in another mail (I'm paraphrasing liberally): redundancy is bad. By having to declare foo as global, there's a guaranteed redundancy of the variable when foo is also assigned.
I don't know if this solution would make Alex dislike global less. But it changes global to look more like a statement, rather than a declaration.