Replacement for keyword 'global' good idea? (e.g. 'modulescope' or 'module' better?)

Antoon Pardon apardon at
Tue Aug 16 11:54:53 CEST 2005

Op 2005-08-06, Peter Hansen schreef <peter at>:
> Paolino wrote:
>> seberino at wrote:
>> def enclosing():
>>   var=[]
>>   var[0]=2
>>   def enclosed():
>>     var[0]=4
>> which is like saying python is not working
>> It's ok to mark non locals,but why var=4 is not searched outside and 
>> var[0]=4 yes?
> Because "var=4" rebinds the name "var", while "var[0]=4" does not.  It's 
> exactly the same issue with using "global", where you don't need it if 
> you aren't rebinding the name.

This doesn't answer the question at the appropiate level IMO.

Why has one made a difference in search policy for finding a
variable based on whether the variable is rebound or not
in the first place.

Antoon Pardon

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