[Python-Dev] Let's table the discussion of replacing 'global'

Jeremy Hylton jeremy at alum.mit.edu
Mon Oct 27 14:44:21 EST 2003

On Mon, 2003-10-27 at 12:29, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > I'm going to make a suggestion.  Let's shelve this topic for the time being
> > and simply summarize the issues in an informational PEP aimed at
> > Py3k.
> Great idea.  I'm getting tired of it too; Alex and I don't seem to be
> getting an inch closer to each other.
> > We don't even know (at least I don't) if we want an implicit search
> > for outer scope variables or an explicit specification of which
> > scope such variables should be defined in.  If, for some reason,
> > nested scopes make a quick exit in Py3k, this would all be moot
> > anyway.
> Sorry to disappoint you, but nested scopes aren't going away.

I haven't had time to participate in this thread -- too much real work
for the last several days -- but I'd be happy to write a PEP that
summarizes the issues.


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