[Python-Dev] issue5578 - explanation

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Apr 3 21:50:01 CEST 2009

Chris Withers wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>>> But anyways this is moot, the bug was only about exec in a class body
>>>> *nested inside a function*.
>>> Indeed, I just hate seeing execs and it was an interesting mental
>>> exercise
>>> to try and get rid of the above one ;-)
>>> Assuming it breaks no tests, would there be objection to me
>>> committing the
>>> above change to the Python 3 trunk?
>> That's up to Benjamin. Personally, I live by "if it ain't broke, don't
>> fix it." :-)
> Anything using an exec 

that can be done in some other (more pythonic way)

> is broken by definition ;-)
> Benjamin?
We've just had a fairly clear demonstration that small semantic changes
to the language can leave unexpected areas borked.

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