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

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Feb 22 08:11:40 CET 2006

Just van Rossum wrote:

> Btw, PJE's "crazy" idea (.name, to rebind an outer name) was proposed
> before, but Guido wanted to reserve .name for a (Pascal-like) 'with'
> statement. Hmm,

I guess that doesn't apply any more, since we've already
used "with" for something else.

Regardless, names with leading dots just look ugly and
perlish to me, so I wouldn't be in favour anyway.


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