Jeremy Hylton wrote:
I don't recall seeing any substanital discussion of this PEP on python-dev or python-list, nor do I recall a BDFL decision on the PEP. There has been lots of discussion about backwards compatibility, but not much consensus.
We can have the discussion now, then. In my opinion it is irresponsible to knowingly unleash backwards incompatibilities on the world with no warning. If people think Python is unstable it will negatively impact its growth much more than the delay of some esoteric features. Let me put the ball back in your court: Is the benefit provided by having nested scopes this year rather than next year worth the pain of howls of outrage in Python-land. If we give people a year to upgrade (with warning messages) they will (rightly) grumble but not scream. -- Vote for Your Favorite Python & Perl Programming Accomplishments in the first Active Awards! http://www.ActiveState.com/Awards