[Python-Dev] statically nested scopes

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu, 02 Nov 2000 13:34:04 +1300 (NZDT)

Jeremy Hylton <jeremy@alum.mit.edu>:

> Seriously, I don't see how acquistion addresses the same issues at
> all.

My proposal for nested scopes was actually an acquisition-like
mechanism. The idea was to avoid unbreakable cycles by deferring
the creation of a closure from when the function is defined
to when it is used.

Guido rejected my implementation for various good reasons.
It could be modified to overcome most of those objections,

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