On Tue, 2003-10-21 at 20:42, Guido van Rossum wrote:
(If it wasn't clear, I'm struggling with this subject -- I think there are good reasons for why I'm resisting your proposal, but I haven't found them yet. The more I think about it, the less I like 'globals.x = 42' .
I think it's good that attribute assignment and variable assignment look different. An object's attributes are more dynamic that the variables in a module. I don't see much benefit to conflating two distinct concepts.