[Python-ideas] Object grabbing

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Mon May 2 11:21:31 EDT 2016

On Mon, May 2, 2016, at 10:35, Bruce Leban wrote:
> Using a single letter (or short) variable name works well most of the
> time
> but has one problem: the variable can leak. It's easy to forget to write
> the del statement. Imagine a block statement that had the effect of
> deleting any variables initialized in the block.

Should it delete the variables, or should it be a new scope? They're
subtly different.

If the former, how do you differentiate a variable initialized in the
block from a variable assigned in the block? What if you really *do*
want to keep one of them? (The answer in both cases if it's a new scope
would be to use "nonlocal")

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