call-by-reference (was Re: Any other Python flaws?)
tim.one at home.com
Fri Jun 15 20:34:01 EDT 2001
> Python has "call by the one right way".
I usually say Python does "call by object". Then people go "hmm, what's
that?". If you say "call by XXX" instead, then the inevitable outcome is a
tedious demonstration that it's not what *they* mean by XXX. Instead I get
to hear impassioned arguments that "by object" is what any normal person
means by YYY <wink>.
BTW, I believe Barbara Liskov first coined "call by object" to describe
argument-passing in CLU.
which-was-also-the-one-right-way-ly y'rs - tim
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