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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Sep 29 22:01:12 CEST 2011

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 12:03 PM, Eric Snow <ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com> wrote:
> The alternative is to leave nonlocal as just a simple statement, but
> change its behavior when the name is not found inside a containing
> function scope.  Currently that is a syntax error.

For a reason. It would be too easy for a typo to produce the wrong

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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