[Python-Dev] [SPAM?] Re: PEP 558: Defined semantics for locals()
On 5/27/2019 3:18 AM, Greg Ewing wrote:
> Chris Angelico wrote:
>> Except that it does. After calling locals() a second time, the result
>> of the *first* call will be updated to reflect changes.
> Yeow. That's *really* unintuitive. There had better be an extremely
> good reason for this behaviour.
I believe that the situation is or can be thought of as this: there is
exactly 1 function locals dict. Initially, it is empty and inaccessible
(unusable) from code. Each locals() call updates the dict to a current
snapshot and returns it.
Terry Jan Reedy