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Author aroberge
Recipients aroberge, lys.nikolaou, pablogsal
Date 2021-08-25.11:50:38
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Consider the following:

Python 3.10.0rc1  ...
>>> __debug__
>>> del __debug__
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
NameError: name '__debug__' is not defined
>>> __debug__
>>> __debug__ = False
  File "<stdin>", line 1
SyntaxError: cannot assign to __debug__

I suggest that attempting to delete __debug__ should be a SyntaxError, similar to attempting to delete None and other constants.

>>> del None
  File "<stdin>", line 1
    del None
SyntaxError: cannot delete None

= = =
The same NameError exception is raised for Python 3.9 when attempting to delete __debug__.  For Python 3.8, attempting to delete __debug__ silently fails, so the current behaviour is at least an improvement.
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