[Python-Dev] PEP for Better Control of Nested Lexical Scopes

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Feb 22 01:35:26 CET 2006

Georg Brandl wrote:

> But why is that better than
> class namespace(object): pass
> def my_func():
>     foo = namespace()
>     (...)

Because then it would be extremely difficult for CPython to
optimise accesses to foo into local variable lookups.

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