[Python-Dev] Explicit Lexical Scoping (pre-PEP?)

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Jul 11 08:42:02 CEST 2006

Jeremy Hylton wrote:

> To express this email in the positive form:
> 1. Reserved words should be real words.
> 2. The meaning of the word should be clear.
> 3. "Put statements in positive form."  (Strunk & White)
> 4. The word should sound good.

agreed.  a word should describe what a thing is, not what it isn't.

not entirely sure about "global", though; things like "outer" and 
"extern(al)" might be better (especially if we could ignore C, which I 
don't think we can).

cannot think of prior art here, but there has to be some.  anyone ?


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