Python handles globals badly.

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Wed Sep 9 00:41:32 CEST 2015

On 08/09/2015 18:41, MRAB wrote:
> On 2015-09-08 15:31, Ian Kelly wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 5:55 AM, Vladimir Ignatov <kmisoft at>
>> wrote:
>>>>> 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)
>>>> What is so bad about that?
>>> It's different from the rest 99.9% of languages for no particular
>>> reason.
>> It's not "different from the rest 99.9% of languages". There are many
>> languages that use 1-based indexing, e.g. Matlab, Pascal, Fortran.
> In Pascal you specify both the lower and the upper bounds.

I vaguely recall that in CORAL66/250 you specified both bounds and the 
lower bound could be negative.  Do other languages allow this or does 
the lower bound always have to be positive?

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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