[Python-ideas] Interrogate alternate namespace keyword and concept

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Aug 16 03:06:35 CEST 2009

Prozacgod wrote:

> After this discussion I'm wondering why it ever ended up in any language 
> to begin with?

Pascal has it because it doesn't have any general way of
binding a local name to some nested part of a data structure.

You can always do this in Python, and also in C using the
& operator, so those languages don't need a Pascal-style


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