Python handles globals badly.

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Fri Sep 11 17:57:32 CEST 2015


On Fri, Sep 11, 2015, at 11:55, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 1:49 AM, Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ah, that makes sense. It's writing into the dict that is created and
> > returned by locals(), but not actually updating the frame locals which
> > are the source of truth.
> 
> Yeah... but it only makes sense to people who understand the
> implementation. It's certainly not a logical and sane behaviour that
> would be worth documenting and using.

What else would you document? Reading from them is a reasonable thing to
do, and works. Writing to them is a reasonable thing to want to do, but
won't work, so you need to document that it doesn't work.


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