Python handles globals badly.

Random832 random832 at
Sat Sep 12 08:25:01 CEST 2015

Chris Angelico <rosuav at> writes:
> Here. Ned Batchelder explains it better than I can.

See, those diagrams are perfect (well, almost, I think the names should
have square boxes too). They're arrows. They *point* at
things. *Pointers*.

The boxes are variables. The circles represent special boxes
(implemented in C or Java or whatever) that hold things other than
pointers and therefore can't be used as Python variables.

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