How to write Smart Python programs?

Theerasak Photha hanumizzle at
Wed Oct 11 11:21:17 CEST 2006

On 10/11/06, Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at> wrote:
> Theerasak Photha wrote:
>   >> 2/ functions that returns a status code and modify their arguments.
> >
> > Argument modification for lists with one item is *sometimes* used to
> > emulate full lexical closure. (or at least that's what the folks on
> > freenode #python told me)
> sounds like they (or you) are confusing "arguments" with "free
> variables", though.  here's an example of the latter:

This is (kind of) what we were talking about:

-- Theerasak

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