[Python-ideas] If branch merging

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Jun 12 08:55:52 CEST 2015

Ethan Furman writes:

 > I would find the 'as NAME' portion very useful as long as it wasn't
 > shadowing nor unset.

I don't understand the "not shadowing" requirement.  If you're not
going to create a new scope, then

    from foo import *

    if expr as val:


might very well shadow foo.val and break the invocation of bar.  Is
use of the identifier "val" in this context an error?  Or what?

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