Pass by reference ?
Robert W. Cunningham
rcunning at acm.org
Wed Apr 5 22:15:44 EDT 2000
Justin Sheehy wrote:
> The line:
> simply makes the local variable `w' no longer be bound to the argument
> passed, but rather to None. Reassigning the name `w' is simply that:
> reassigning a name. Whatever was previously referred to by that name
> is irrelevant.
Doh! That's what I get for trying to play with a new language at
midnight. I *knew* the effect of assigning None. Maybe I should have used
Evidently I'm at the stage where I know enough to be truly dangerous. I'll
take a moment to become a bit more fluent and have another go at this
later. Of all the examples that could have dropped out of my mind, that's
the one I had to type in. <sigh>
I have better examples at hand, but I wanted to write my own. Hoping, of
course, that I'd learn something in the process. As the Chinese would
say: "Be careful what you ask for..."
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