[Python-ideas] Tweaking closures and lexical scoping to include the function being defined

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 21:55:58 CEST 2011

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 3:50 PM, Gisle Aas <gisle at activestate.com> wrote:
> On Sep 27, 2011, at 6:12 , Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> "our" is something in Perl, right?
> That's right, and "our" is similar to Python's "global".  Perl went with "state" as the keyword the concept described in this thread.
>   state $foo = 1;

I actually like that as a term for the concept (I've certainly used it
in my own descriptions in this very thread), but I shudder to think
how much code would have to change if we made 'state' a keyword :P


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