anything like C++ references?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Jul 17 19:41:57 CEST 2003

"Bengt Richter" <bokr at> wrote in message
news:bf21le$5gu$0 at

> Python's name bindings just aren't  your variable bindings,
> and Python's names aren't variable names. They're  aliases.

Exactly.  When Oswald shot JFK, JohnJKennedy, TheNNthUSPresident,
PT109.putative_author, and Daddy (in Caroline's namespace), being one
and the same person, all died.

Terry J. Reedy

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