Why are tuples immutable?

Antoon Pardon apardon at forel.vub.ac.be
Mon Dec 20 12:03:16 CET 2004


On 2004-12-17, John Roth <newsgroups at jhrothjr.com> wrote:
> I came in on this thread a bit late. The strictly
> pragmatic answer to the question in the
> header should be obvious.
>
> If tuples were mutable, then there would be
> no difference between tuples and lists, so
> there would be no need for tuples.

Not exactly. As I understood the OP only wanted
the various components to be mutable but not the
length of a tuple.

-- 
Antoon Pardon



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