anything like C++ references?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Jul 14 03:36:57 CEST 2003


In article <mpn3hvkbd9sesm30devamii1vmdnq90lg8 at 4ax.com>,
Stephen Horne  <intentionally at blank.co.uk> wrote:
>
>In Python, Guido describes his rationale for the existence of both
>mutable lists and immutable tuples here...
>
>http://www.python.org/search/hypermail/python-1992/0292.html

I'll note that Guido himself has also admitted that his ability to
explain his design decisions is far worse than his ability to select a
correct decision.  These days, the rationale for tuples is that they're
a hyper-lightweight collection of heterogeneous values.
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