[Python-Dev] Explicit Lexical Scoping (pre-PEP?)
g.brandl at gmx.net
Wed Jul 5 10:29:27 CEST 2006
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On 7/5/06, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>> At 12:18 AM 7/5/2006 +0200, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> >I don't see anything else that's attractive. The realistic options are:
>> >1. do nothing
>> >2. extend global's meaning
>> >3. add outer keyword
>> Did you also consider and reject:
>> * Alternate binding operators (e.g. ":=", ".=", etc.)
>> * Alternate spelling of outer names when binding (e.g. ".x = whatever" to
>> bind an outer x)
> We looked at and rejected "globals.x = whatever". I think the same
> reasoning applies here.
>> If so, then these should probably be added to the "rejected alternatives"
>> for Py3K so they don't get rehashed.
I added the alternative binding operators. The discussion about ".x" seems
to be still in progress.
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