[Python-ideas] Internal function idea

Franklin? Lee leewangzhong+python at gmail.com
Fri Dec 29 01:03:15 EST 2017

On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 1:01 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 1:31 PM, Franklin? Lee
> <leewangzhong+python at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 5:21 AM, William Rose <william27.07.02 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I agree with the point that it should allow builtin but the main purpose of
>>> it is to not allow global variables
>> But functions are also accessed using global names. What is your
>> answer to the potential problem of programmers being reluctant to
>> factor out code into new functions?
> Code review, training, mentorship. If you try to make the language too
> restrictive, all you end up doing is forcing people to creatively get
> around its limitations. Make the language expressive, and then teach
> people how to use it well.
> Can you show some examples of code that would be improved by this
> "internal function" concept?

Hey, I'm the one saying that internal functions will promote bad habits.

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