Python handles globals badly.

Vladimir Ignatov kmisoft at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 02:05:47 CEST 2015


> To me, marking a variable as global in a large number of functions is
> a code smell that indicates that you're probably overusing globals.
> Lua is an example of a language that takes the opposite approach: in
> Lua, every variable is global unless you explicitly mark it as local.
> Lua is a fine language overall, but that is one of my pet peeves with

I had some experience programming in Lua and I'd say - that language
is bad example to follow.
Indexes start with 1  (I am not kidding)
Single data type ("table") which could suddenly flip from "list" to
"map" because you deleted one item.
Has objects but has no classes.
and so on...

Vladimir

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