[Python-Dev] Making None a keyword
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 11:31:39 -0400
> It needs to add 'None' as an alternative to all other places where
> currently NAME occurs.
Fudge. None makes no sense anywhere in, e.g.,
dotted_name: NAME ('.' NAME)*
global_stmt: 'global' NAME (',' NAME)*
but I suppose it has to be allowed for in 2.3 anyway else an existing
import None.None.None as None
would yield a SyntaxError instead of a warning.
Note too that we can't change the generated code at all for 2.3 unless under
the control of a new future statement, else existing None-abusing code could