Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

So I've been lurking on python-dev for almost a year now. I think it's been a year--might be more. I forget. My friend just sent his first post to python-dev. This is what he said:

I'd like to suggest "outer v" for this. The behavior could be to scan outward for the first definition of v. If the only outer-scope variable is at module-level, then the behavior would be the same as "global v". Or if everyone is comfortable enough re-using the keyword "global", then I also like "global v in f".


It was pretty exciting. So I asked him how he felt. To this he responded, "naked".

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