Python handles globals badly.

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Fri Sep 4 00:13:12 CEST 2015

On 03/09/2015 20:47, Ian Kelly wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 1:05 PM,  <tdev at> wrote:
>>      Or does anyone really name a global var xxx and a function var xxx?
>>      I am sure no one at all will do it. I dont want read such a code.
> Intentionally, it's probably rare. But if I'm adding a new variable, I
> shouldn't need to first make sure that it's safe to do so by scanning
> over the entire file to make sure that the name hasn't already been
> used elsewhere in the opposite scope.

I'm just curious as I've never used it myself, but how does nonlocal 
fit into this?

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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