[Python-Dev] LOAD_NAME & classes

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
24 Apr 2002 12:13:12 +0100

Tim Peters <tim.one@comcast.net> writes:

> [Michael Hudson, on UnboundLocalErrors]
> > ...
> > Wouldn't it be nice if these were flagged at compile time!  More work
> > for Jeremy <wink>.
> As will (or already has <wink>) been pointed out, the compiler can only
> guess, and can't always guess right (it could err on the side of bothering
> you without cause, though).

That's what I was implying, yes.

> PyChecker goes a long way already.  Java has a mass of "definite
> assignment" rules instead, which in effect decree that you must
> write code in such a way that the compiler can always guess right.

Are these explained in an easy to digest form somewhere?


  I saw `cout' being shifted "Hello world" times to the left and
  stopped right there.                                -- Steve Gonedes