Python vs. Ruby
mwilson at the-wire.com
Thu Jan 2 03:15:33 CET 2003
In article <3759308d.0301011401.4b32deba at posting.google.com>,
rpgnmets at aol.com (Rob Renaud) wrote:
>So then the question becomes, why don't append(), sort(), reverse()
>return a new list and not modify the original? Are mutable objects
>themselves a wart on the langauge?
A mutable object is a sharable object. With a mutable
list you can change one element, or more elements, without
lousing up everybody else's binding to the list.
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