[Python-Dev] replacing 'global'

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Oct 27 21:02:10 EST 2003


> there are already well-established rules for deciding whether a bare
> name is local or not, and those rules have always worked "at a
> distance".

If we adopt a method of nonlocal assignment that allows the
deprecation of "global", then we have a chance to change this,
if we think that such "at-a-distance" rules are undesirable
in general.

Do we think that?


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