Python handles globals badly.
rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 11:16:06 CEST 2015
On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 6:42 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
>>> Who is responding or has responded?
>>> Extreme Programmers, Python-Hardliner, Python-Evangelists, ... .
>>> Presumably no core Python Programmers (wrting compiler and standard
>>> library stuff)
>> Ad hominem.
> For the record, I am the author of the statistics module in Python 3.4, and
> Terry Reedy is the very active maintainer of IDLE. If I have missed anyone,
> my apologies. So, yes, there are core developers here.
> (Although not any of the senior core devs, as far as I know.)
I don't know what the definition of "senior core dev" would be.
Checking the Experts List  shows you and Terry both, as does the
list of committers  (and it has me as well, although that's because
I wear a PEP Editor hat, so I don't count as even a non-senior core
dev). Is there an "inner circle" of people Guido trusts more than
"just ordinary core devs"? I rather suspect not, but maybe I'm wrong.
Hacking on CPython without core dev status is actually pretty easy.
I've done it. (Added a "while ... as name:" syntax, just to see how
hard it would be. Conclusion: It's not hard at all.) If anything,
that's a _lower_ bar to clear than "idiomatic Python programmer",
because anyone can hack on C code without understanding the goals and
beauties of the Python language. So I'm really not sure what the
original complaint was about, nor how to answer it.
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