[Python-Dev] xmlrpclib.{True, False} (was Re: Assignment to None)

Benjamin Peterson musiccomposition at gmail.com
Sun Jun 15 15:33:02 CEST 2008

On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 8:11 AM, Thomas Lee <tom at vector-seven.com> wrote:
> The simplest options I can think of to remedy this:
> 1. A setattr hack: setattr(__import__(__name__), "True", True)
> 2. Remove all optimization of Name("True") and Name("False")
> 3. Skip AST optimization entirely for the LHS of Assignment nodes
> (effectively removing any optimization of the "targets" tuple)

You're working on optimization for the 2.6 branch, correct? In that
case, why don't we take option 3 in 2.x and just reenable it in 3.x
where it's completely forbidden to assign to True or False?

> I'm leaning towards #3 at the moment as it seems like it's going to be the
> cleanest approach and makes a lot of sense -- at least on the surface. Can
> anybody think of problems with this approach?
> Cheers,
> T

Benjamin Peterson
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