[Python-Dev] Namespaces

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Sun, 31 Mar 2002 21:58:23 -0500

On Sun, Mar 31, 2002, Tim Peters wrote:
> Names always live in the local, global or builtin namespaces.

Well, no.  First-level names, yes, but each object itself is a
namespace, so every name will be bound to an object that can contain
names.  To use my favorite example:

    def f():
    f.permissions = 'author'

(I'm being picky about this because I'm in the middle of writing my
PyPerl tutorial for OSCON, and I think this is one of the areas that
really needs to be accurate -- so if I'm wrong, I want to know about
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