Elegant copy-by-value

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Sun Jan 12 22:12:41 CET 2003

Martin Christensen <knightsofspamalot-factotum at gvdnet.dk> writes:

> I wasn't thinking of simplicity implementation-wise. It just seems
> very awkward to me that it should be necessary to import a module just
> to be able to copy the value of even a primitive.

If it still bothers you, how about a PEP proposing that object have
copy and deepcopy methods that DTRT? That way, all new-style classes
would have a copy and deepcopy methods, so you could invoke them
without having to import a module.

Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>			http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
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