[Python-Dev] Names again (was Re: type categories)

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Mon, 19 Aug 2002 23:51:15 -0400

On Thu, Aug 15, 2002, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> 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
> variables.)

Going off on a tangent (and riding one of my favorite hobby horses),
Python doesn't have variables.
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