[Python-Dev] re: Tutorial: Brief Introduction to the Standard

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Fri Dec 5 08:28:06 EST 2003

>The opposite question, "What is fundamentally wrong with list[:]..." has 
>an easy answer:

>It takes experience or explanation of slicing to know what it does.  
>copy(list) is easy even for novices to understand.

I agree.  But think the problem is even deeper than that.  Because it all
impacts, in the end, understanding what = does.

As Guido says, a favorite subject of mine.


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