Why does changing 1 list affect the other?

Ben Finney bignose-hates-spam at and-benfinney-does-too.id.au
Fri Nov 7 05:29:33 CET 2003


On Fri, 07 Nov 2003 04:03:27 GMT, Cy Edmunds wrote:
> Scalars do NOT automatically make a copy.

True, they can't be modified at all, so the only assignment operation
that makes sense is to assign a new value entirely.  This was obscured
in my summary of the issue.

So, yes, "mutable objects can be modified" is the better starting point.

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