Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Mon Jan 13 00:40:47 CET 2003
Martin Christensen wrote:
> 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. For more complicated
> structures it's more understandable, but copying those by value is
> apparently easier. Go figure!
You don't. You can create a (shallow) copy of a list with L[:], and one
of a dict with D.copy(). Numerics, strings, and tuples don't need copy
routines since they're immutable.
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