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

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Feb 23 01:16:11 CET 2006

Josiah Carlson wrote:
> However, I believe global was and is necessary for the
> same reasons for globals in any other language.

Oddly, in Python, 'global' isn't actually necessary,
since the module can always import itself and use
attribute access.

Clearly, though, Guido must have thought at the time
that it was worth providing an alternative way.

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