Transitivity and direction of "binding" (was Re: Comments requested: brief summary of Python)
peter at engcorp.com
Tue Feb 24 20:16:00 CET 2004
Cameron Laird wrote:
> The approach I like is to discard any language that
> encourages newcomers to regard
> i = "Hello"
> as an "assignment", and to identify it instead as
> what it is for Python: a *binding* to the name 'i'.
Is it "binding the object to the name", or is it "binding the name
to the object".
And does it matter? ;-)
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