Python rocks

Mark Carter me at privacy.net
Sat Jun 2 22:59:57 CEST 2007


Josiah Carlson wrote:
> Mark Carter wrote:
>> Not that I'm particularly knowledgeable about language design issues, 
>> but maybe closures and slightly different scoping rules would be nice.
> 
> Python has had closures for years.

I just looked up
http://www.secnetix.de/~olli/Python/lambda_functions.hawk
and was amazed to discover that you were right. Nice one.


>  What kind of scoping did you desire?

Well, I had in mind so that if you defined a function, but wanted to 
access a global var, that you didn't have to use the global keyword. Not 
much of a biggie, I guess.

> Refuse the temptation to guess.  As many people want to keep the 
> newlines as not (it disambiguates the case of end of file and blank 
> line), and it is a simple thing to deal with: line.rstrip('\r\n') .

I guess that about wraps it up, then. Python pretty much has it all. 
Except for macros - which is not necessarily a dealbreaker, anyway.



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