Zen of Python
ark at acm.org
Sat Jan 22 17:54:02 CET 2005
"Fredrik Lundh" <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.1069.1106400356.22381.python-list at python.org...
> in some early C++ compilers, the scope for "x" was limited to the scope
> containing the for loop, not the for loop itself. some commercial
> still default to that behaviour.
Indeed--and the standards committee dithered far too long before correcting
The argument that finally swayed them was this:
If you change it, you will be ridiculed for a few years.
If you do not change it, you will be ridiculed for the rest of your
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