> I've grown to appreciate the 3-namespace rule (which, as Guido could tell
> you, I squirmed over at first) precisely because I hate being "not sure".
> When there are only 3 places to look (& "builtin" is no burden on the
> brain, so it's more like 2 places), there are only 2 (& more like 1!)
> ways to screw up. That simplicity is worth something, but doesn't seem
> to be valued in this thread.
I had a squirmy feeling when I started reading this thread as
well. I am very new to python, and don't know crap about
lambda expressions, but my first impression when I read the
first couple of mails about this was
"oh geez, they can't let it rest and stay nice and simple. it's
the Sun Unix disease - take something nice and simple and add
fancy features until nobody can figure it out and it is a great
raging slow lumbering behemoth"
well, maybe my very first impression was a bit less verbose. anyway,
count my vote AGAINST feeping creaturism (unless this is a simple
harmless change that won't do anything but add two paragraphs in the
reference manual and cause a slowdown of less than one percent in my
garden-variety python programs).