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

Brett C. bac at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Mon Oct 27 21:41:48 EST 2003

Jeremy Hylton wrote:

> 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
>>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
>>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.

Woohoo!  PEPs for generator expressions, copying iterators, and now 
'global' "stuff"!  This will make summarizing the 700-odd emails I have 
for the next summary (at this point; the thing grows an average of 50 
emails a day as of late) a *heck* of a lot easier.  Thanks Jeremy, 
Raymond, and Alex.


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