[Python-Dev] Tangent on class level scoping rules (was Re: PEP 463: Exception-catching expressions)

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sat Feb 22 12:01:52 CET 2014

Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 10:57 AM, Greg Ewing
> <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
>>I'm still not convinced it would be all *that* difficult.
>>Seems to me it would be semantically equivalent to
>>renaming the inner variable and adding a finally clause
>>to unbind it. Is there something I'm missing?
> An inner scope should shadow rather than unbinding.

It would. The name being unbound would be the renamed
inner one, not the one being shadowed.


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