Reserved keywords in source: was RE: [Python-Dev] Assign to errno allowed?

Guido van Rossum
Wed, 25 Sep 2002 11:32:00 -0400

> Oh that's the other problem I ran into.
> The core .c has a lot  of
>   goto finally;
> finally:
> In C mode, this shouldn't matter. But MS's EVT compiler considers
> "finally" to be a reserved word.  I had to change all of these
> too. (I used local_finally or some such thing)

This compiler seems to fly in the face of the C std whenever it can.
What are they trying to accomplish?

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