generator expression works in shell, NameError in script
greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Jun 22 03:08:41 CEST 2009
> -- I don't get this - the only local loop variable is "e", not lst.
Yes, but the whole list comprehension gets put into
a nested function, including the part that evaluates
lst. (It's not strictly *necessary* to do that, but
that's the way it happens to be implemented at the
> It would generally be the case that a nested function would have
> access to its enclosing scope.
Usually, but class namespaces are a special case --
they're not considered to be enclosing scopes, even
though textually they're written that way.
> it certainly appears un-intuitive
It is, but it's hard to see what could be done to
improve the situation without introducing worse
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