Why functional Python matters

Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) ckea25d02 at sneakemail.com
Wed Apr 16 05:37:27 CEST 2003


Jp Calderone wrote:
>   I think you meant "partial lexical scoping" ;)  Dynamic scoping is what
> Python used to do.

No, it didn't!

There isn't any widely understood name for what Python used
to do, because no other language has ever been quirky
enough to do it that way. It was lexical, but with only
three levels visible at any one time.

-- 
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand
http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg





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