[Python-Dev] Explicit Lexical Scoping (pre-PEP?)
jan-python at maka.demon.nl
Fri Jul 7 01:47:50 CEST 2006
On Fri, 07 Jul 2006 01:25:19 +0200, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>
>>> - or so it feels like to the person who's experiencing it.
>> Have you ever been that person, or come across such a situation?
> Many times. The hard thing about trying to provide use cases for this
> is that of course you can always find another way to write it. It's
> just that sometimes the nested function is a perfect solution at point
> in time A, and then at point in time B, a change in the program requires
> that the nested function mutate a bit of state, resulting in either a
> rewrite to do it the "right" way, or hacking mutable objects.
Well, not an actual example, but close enough. Leaving the rest to Guido
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