Robert Klemme wrote:
> I don't know why people strive to get local variables set dynamically.  
> If you want to use them, you'll have to make them explicitely anyway.  
> So what do we gain?  Is there a real world problem that can't be solved 
> without this?

Of course not.  But some code is a lot cleaner if you can use the local 
symbol table as a hash.  This is a common technique in Perl, and it 
seems to be in Python (via [gs]etattr and globals()) as well.