anything like C++ references?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Jul 13 16:37:01 CEST 2003


In article <iqm2hvs77lhe1m71v9b579070khbf0uv0a at 4ax.com>,
Stephen Horne  <intentionally at blank.co.uk> wrote:
>
>One of the few things I hate about Python is that mutable objects are
>implicitly shared using a reference system whereas immutable objects
>are not. 

Well, that's incorrect.  *ALL* Python objects are implicitly shared with
bindings.  The difference is whether updating the value referenced by a
target requires *re*binding the target or simply updating an object.
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