Python handles globals badly.

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Sun Sep 13 00:07:45 CEST 2015

On 12/09/2015 17:24, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Sep 2015 03:35:00 +0100, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at>
> declaimed the following:
>> Ada took over from CORAL in the UK, at least in military projects.  It
>> was also used in the aircraft industry. My old work mates tell me that
>> its completely died a death, to be replaced by C++.  Someone please
>> remind me never to fly again.
> 	Still used on some of the boxes being made... (I've just spent a month
> investigating problem reports for a software release).
> 	Granted, that's an Ada 83 cross compiler running on VAX/VMS itself
> running on a Windows server box with an emulator. It would cost way too
> much money to try to recompile with, say, GNAT Pro -- as the entire suite
> (including the compiler) would have to be recertified for airworthiness.

Having seen the comments on this thread I think some of the participants 
need to be recertified for programmerworthiness.

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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