Guido van Rossum wrote:
This reflects a style pattern that I've come to appreciate more recently:
what took you so long? ;-)
Why do people care about cluttering namespaces so much? I thought thats' what namespaces were for -- to put stuff you want to remember for a bit. A function's local namespace in particular seems a perfectly fine place for temporaries.
and by naming stuff, you can often eliminate a comment or three.
this is python. names are cheap.