pythong referencing/aliasing

Joshua Marshall joshway_w/o_spam at myway.com
Fri Apr 25 20:47:26 CEST 2003


Gerhard H?ring <gh at ghaering.de> wrote:
> Joshua Marshall wrote:
...
>> 
>> You're basically asking two questions, and both answers are "no".
>> There is no way to associate two variables the same address, and there
>> is no REF/address-of operator in Python.

> Such an operator isn't necessary because creation of references is the 
> default behaviour in Python.

<snip>

Oh I agree it's not necessary; it's not even necessary in C.  You can
always leave your data on the heap--malloc a chunk of memory and pass
that address around instead of taking the address of a variable.




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