[Python-Dev] [SPAM?] Re: PEP 558: Defined semantics for locals()
Terry Reedy wrote:
> 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.
Yes, I understand *what's* happening, but not *why* it was designed
that way. Would it really be probihitively expensive to create a
fresh dict each time?