Replacement for keyword 'global' good idea? (e.g. 'modulescope'or 'module' better?)
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Aug 7 01:28:13 CEST 2005
"Paolino" <paolo_veronelli at tiscali.it> wrote in message
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> seberino at spawar.navy.mil wrote:
> I don't think the global keyword is useful actually.
> What's so special in a module nemespace to be priviledged like that.
The specialness of globals and locals was part of Python's original simple
namespace design, and is still reflected in exec statements and eval
functions, as well as in nested functions.
> The point IMO is accessing names defined somewhere in the enclosing
Accessing such names is already possible, even *after* the outer function
returns and the rest of its execution context is deleted.
> def enclosing():
> def enclosed():
> outer var=4
This is rebinding, rather than merely accessing. Similar, but even more
problematical would be initial binding in outer from inner:
outer var = 4
> this is the base of something useful.
Actually, it is the reinvention of classes:
self.var = 2
self.var = 4
There was a long discussion on the pydev list a couple of years ago re
adding rebinding in addition to access (of outer variables). I think, in
the end, Guido concluded that there was no compelling reason, as of then,
to add another general mechanism for private, sharable, rebindable
> I think there is only one or none possible solution to an outer statement
There were lots of proposals for both the exact syntax and semantics of
Terry J. Reedy
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