The global statement

Duncan Booth duncan at NOSPAMrcp.co.uk
Thu Jul 24 09:48:32 CEST 2003


Andy Jewell <andy at wild-flower.co.uk> wrote in
news:mailman.1058999017.16056.python-list at python.org: 

> I found it easier to envisage the Python global statement as the
> inverse of the Pascal/Modula/C  concept:

Indeed, Pascal/Modula/C say "here's a variable, use it anywhere! Program 
structure? Who needs it?". Python, OTOH, requires you to say near the point 
of use "I am going to break the rules of good program design, but just for 
this function."

In some ways this is analagous to the COMEFROM statement (see 
http://www.fortran.com/fortran/come_from.html). Just not very.

-- 
Duncan Booth                                             duncan at rcp.co.uk
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