How does Python (v2.1.1) handle parameter passing? By value or by reference?

Neil Schemenauer nas at
Thu Aug 23 18:08:48 CEST 2001

Rob van Wees wrote:
> As a newbie to Python, I'm having trouble finding out how the interpreter
> handles parameters that are passed to functions. Sometimes they seem to be
> handled as values and sometimes as references.
> The Python documentation does not seem to answer my question. Could any of
> you help me?

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