[Python-Dev] closure semantics

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Oct 24 11:45:17 EDT 2003

> This made me think. What should be the effect of
>     def f():
>         x = 12
>         def g():
>             global y in f
>             y = 12
>         g()
>         print locals()
> I suspect the answer is "it's illegal". But by extension from the
> current behaviour of "global", it should create a local variable in
> f.

I see no reason why it should be illegal; it should indeed create y
in f.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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