Beginner question - How to effectively pass a large list

J.R. j.r.gao at
Tue Dec 16 09:21:00 CET 2003

Thanks for the response.

I got following conclusion after reading your reply and other documents:

Actually, the python is passing the identity (i.e. memory address) of each
parameter, and it will bind to a local name within the function.



"Donn Cave" <donn at> wrote in message
news:donn-02CC52.16050615122003 at
> In article <3fde309f$0$19285$626a54ce at>,
>  Bruno Desthuilliers <bdesth.nospam at> wrote:
> ...
> > (hint : it already *does* work like pointers in C[++] - at least for
> > mutable objects).
> For any and all objects, irrespective of mutability.
>    Donn Cave, donn at

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