[Python-ideas] Globalize lonely augmented assignment
g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Jun 13 12:16:08 CEST 2010
Am 13.06.2010 02:49, schrieb Greg Ewing:
> Georg Brandl wrote:
>> Yes, but why does that make the current semantics broken?
> The current semantics perversely make certain code useless
> that would otherwise have an obvious and useful interpretation.
While introducing a special case.
> Maybe "suboptimal" would be a better adjective.
Yes, I wouldn't argue against that, since it allows for subjectiveness :)
> >Am 12.06.2010 21:40, schrieb Bruce Frederiksen:
>>> def foo():
>>> # without an assignment to 'a', this is currently always an error!
>>> # it can only make sense if 'a' is global!
>>> a += 7
>>>If you can't do that, then this is a bug!
>> Yes, it is a bug -- a bug in your code.
> But if the programmer intended a to be global, the *only*
> reason it's a bug is the current somewhat arbitrary
> interpretation placed on the augmented assignment.
Hmm, I would call it consistent rather than arbitrary.
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