Origin of the term "first-class object"
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Nov 18 15:59:07 CET 2003
In article <wmkub.177225$9E1.927898 at attbi_s52>,
Rainer Deyke <rainerd at eldwood.com> wrote:
>Suppose the 'x' in 'x = f(x)' is not a simple variable, but an element in a
>l[x * 2 + f(y)] = f(l[x * 2 + f(y)])
>This statement contains an obvious redundancy that will make code
>maintenance difficult. Python allows me to factor out some of the
>index = x * 2 + f(y)
>l[index] = f(l[index])
>However, Python gives me no way to factor out the remaining redundancy.
Sure it does: change the immutable to a mutable.
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