Python handles globals badly.

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Thu Sep 10 18:31:51 CEST 2015


On Thu, Sep 10, 2015, at 11:59, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Although, I'm not sure that I agree with the idea that "everything is an
> expression". I think that's a category mistake, like asking for the speed
> of dark[1], or for a bucket of cold. Some things are functional by
> nature,
> and other things are imperative; some may be both, but I don't think that
> assignment is one. I think that assignment is imperative, not functional,
> and forcing it to return a value is artificial.

Why shouldn't imperative things be expressions? Why should all
expressions return a value?


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