Copy operator (was list.remove for Noivces)

Andreas Kostyrka andreas at
Fri Nov 30 11:43:21 CET 2001

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Am Donnerstag, 29. November 2001 01:49 schrieb Arthur Siegel:
> Andreas writes -
> >Well, I never had a problem with understanding the Python semantics. There
> >are other languages that do have similiar semantics. (Actually most OO
> >languages use only object references, not values)
> I am asking you to imagine coming to Python as a blank slate. I happen not
> to need to imagine it.  I am quite sure I would have no trouble with the
> Python semantics, if I had the concepts.  It is getting the concepts down,
> *with
> Python*, that is the subject matter.
Well if you come with a blank slate, then it's note more difficult to 
understand "reference variables" then "value variables".

> >Python 2.2b1 Standard library:
> >.py size: 183031 6110941
> >import copy: 9 times
> >shallow [:] copy: 75 times
> How many times did they make the wrong choice between [:] and
> =, or some such. I expect None. That's where I want to be.
Well, it's quite easy. One usually knows when one needs a copy. (Cannot tell 
about Numerics, perhaps they've got it somehow wrong *eg*)

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