Right that makes sense. Is there any precedent for non-keywords being special cased by the compiler (I'm thinking specifically of Exceptions)? There's obviously from __future__ imports, but I think going in that direction would be simultaneously elegant, explicit, backwards compatible, and an awful idea.
On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 7:32 PM Greg Ewing firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Joshua Morton wrote:
would something like replacing all attribute access with a
try: x except NameError: namespace.x # or something like this
work, or are you saying that since 'namespace' wouldn't be in slots either, this would fail?
I meant that Namespace can't be an ordinary Python object that works without cooperation from the compiler. If the compiler is allowed to recognise the use of Namespace and generate different code, anything is possible.
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