[Python-Dev] Re: anonymous blocks

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Apr 19 23:13:14 CEST 2005

Guido van Rossum wrote:

> This reflects a style pattern that I've come to appreciate more
> recently:

what took you so long? ;-)

> Why do people care about cluttering namespaces so much? I thought
> thats' what namespaces were for -- to put stuff you want to remember
> for a bit. A function's local namespace in particular seems a
> perfectly fine place for temporaries.

and by naming stuff, you can often eliminate a comment or three.

this is python.  names are cheap.


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