[Python-Dev] closure semantics

David Ascher DavidA at ActiveState.com
Wed Nov 5 17:16:24 EST 2003

Alex Martelli wrote:

>So it can't be global, as it must stay a keyword for backwards compatibility
>at least until 3.0.  
Why?  Removing keywords should be much simpler than adding them.  I have
no idea how hard it is to hack the parser to adjust, but I can't imagine how
having 'global' no longer be a keyword as far as its concerned break b/w

What am I missing?

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