[Python-Dev] replacing 'global'

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Oct 25 18:20:13 EDT 2003

> One thing that I've always wondered about, why can't one do:
>         def reset_foo():
>             global foo = []     # declare as global and do assignment

Nothing deep -- it just never occurred to me.  I was mimicking ABC's
"SHARE foo", which doesn't have this because its syntax for assignment
is the more verbose "PUT value IN variable".

I don't think it'll entice Alex though. :-)

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

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