[Python-Dev] replacing 'global'
aleaxit at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 25 18:38:32 EDT 2003
On Sunday 26 October 2003 12:20 am, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > 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. :-)
Ah, you haven't seen my answer to it? I think it meets most of my
objections -- all but the distaste for the keyword 'global' itself -- and
I could definitely live with this more happily than with any other use
of 'global'. Please see my direct response to Neal for more details.
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