[Python-Dev] type categories

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 15 Aug 2002 08:20:06 -0400

> In a dynamically typed language there is no such thing as an 'integer
> variable' but it can be simulated by a reference that may only point to
> objects in the 'integer' category.

This seems a game with words.  I don't see the difference between an
integer variable and a reference that must point to an integer.
(Well, I see a difference, in the sharing semantics, but that's just
the difference between a value and an pointer in C.  They're both

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)