call-by-reference (was Re: Any other Python flaws?)

Greg Ewing see at my.signature
Wed Jun 20 03:00:27 CEST 2001


Martijn Faassen wrote:
> 
> I think the use of the word 'variable' is ambiguous. :)

In Python it's clearer to talk about "names" and "bindings"
rather than "variables" and "values".

The statement then becomes "you can't change the binding
of a name in your caller's namespace", which doesn't
leave much room for misunderstanding. 

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