[Python-Dev] locals() different behaviour when tracing?

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Thu Oct 8 16:21:56 CEST 2009

2009/10/8 Anders Waldenborg <anders at 0x63.nu>:
> Is it intentional that locals() returns a copy/snapshot of the local
> variables sometimes, and sometimes a reference? Like when enabling tracing,
> such as in the code pasted below. The documentation ("Update and return a
> dictionary containing the current scope's local variables.") is pretty
> unclear.

Yes, it does, and that's why the documentation says changing it is undefined. :)


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