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

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sat Aug 6 03:30:07 CEST 2005

<seberino at> wrote in message 
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> I've heard 2 people complain that word 'global' is confusing.

I did to at first.

> Perhaps 'modulescope' or 'module' would be better?

Global is an somewhat short adjective that plausibly becomes a noun when 
pluralized.  That is hard to match.  I have thought of 'modular' as the 
actual meaning of 'global', but 'modulars' does not sound as good to me.

> Am I the first peope to have thought of this and suggested it?

You are the first people I remember making at least the 'modulescope' 
suggestion.  Searching the newsgroup archive at Google would make sure ;-).

> Is this a candidate for Python 3000 yet?

Unlikely. I suspect that global meaning global to the module (as opposed to 
the collection of modules or compilation units) is established CS usage.

Terry J. Reedy

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