Standard behaviour of a getSomething method

Jp Calderone exarkun at intarweb.us
Fri Jul 25 03:08:11 CEST 2003


On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 02:56:24PM -0700, Mike Rovner wrote:
> Batista, Facundo wrote:
> 
> [snip]
> 
> Usualy statement
>    x=y
> creates a new object y referencing to old object y.

  Neither `x' nor `y' above are objects.  Hence, the statement does not
create a new object.

  What it does do is create a new binding (`x') to an object which already
exist (referenced by `y').

  Jp

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