[Python-Dev] Re: closure semantics
skip at pobox.com
Sun Oct 26 05:51:53 EST 2003
Alex> Sorry if my past well-meant eagerness caused problems; it's
Alex> obviously more sensible for people who never use nested functions
Alex> to help shape their syntax and semantics, than for those who DO
Alex> use them, after all -- and similarly, for people who only care
Alex> about their own code to help determine if 'global' is, or isn't, a
Alex> cause of problems out there in the wide world of Python newbies
Alex> and users far from python-dev.
Just because I don't use a particular feature of the language doesn't mean I
have no interest in how the language evolves. I don't believe I ever
disrespected your ideas or opinions. Why are you disrespecting mine? Hell,
why are you disrespecting me?
I would be more than happy if nested scopes weren't in the language. Their
absence would also make your teaching, advising, mentoring, maintenance and
enhancing simpler. I haven't proposed that they be removed, though that
would be rather clean way to solve this problem.
Alex, if a qualification for discussing improvements to Python is that one
use every aspect of the language, please pronounce. I'll be happy to butt
out of your turf.
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