[Python-Dev] closure semantics

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Oct 21 21:55:36 EDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-10-21 at 20:20, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > Another idea: We could replace the function globals() with an object
> > that provides __call__ for backwards compatibility, but also has a
> > special __setattr__. Then global assignment would be 'globals.x = 23'.
> > Would this be possible?
> Yes, I just proposed this in my previous response. :-)

So maybe the idea of using function attributes isn't totally nuts, if
you use a special name.  E.g. outer.__locals__.x and outer.__globals__.x

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