Pass by reference ?

François Pinard pinard at
Wed Apr 5 18:35:42 CEST 2000

"Robert W. Cunningham" <rcunning at> writes:

> In my own mind, to escape the ambiguity of how "Pass By Reference" and
> "Pass By Value" are discussed in Computer Science, and how those same
> terms are (mis)used when discussing Python, I've been using the idea of
> "Pass By Clone".

Just a little story, popping into my mind while reading this.

Niklaus Wirth, whose name is attached to Pascal, was asked by a conference
attendee how his name should be pronounced.  He replied: "If you call me by
name, you should say Veert.  But if you call me by value, rather say Worth."

François Pinard

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