[Python-Dev] Lexical scoping in Python 3k

Andrew Koenig ark at acm.org
Mon Jul 3 17:56:02 CEST 2006

> Much though the Algol 60 tickles my nostalgia (it was my first
> programming language!) I don't think that it's a particularly strong
> argument. I like to think that we have better ways these days.

Even if so, that's not the point I was trying to make.  The point is that
there is a programming technique that is widely used, works in many
languages, and has been around for 45 years; and when you try to use it in
Python, it fails.

I believe that such failures, even if there are alternative ways of solving
the problems that engender them, are barriers to learning that should be
removed if it is possible to do so without substantial cost.

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