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

Thomas Lee tom at vector-seven.com
Sun Jun 15 15:37:25 CEST 2008

Benjamin Peterson wrote:
> 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?
Sorry, that's correct. This is against 2.6 trunk.

That's the idea -- in 3.x this will be a non-issue.


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