Variable Scope 2 -- Thanks for 1.

JCM joshway_without_spam at myway.com
Fri Jan 9 22:32:12 CET 2004


Irmen de Jong <irmen at -nospam-removethis-xs4all.nl> wrote:
...
> A very important concept with Python is that you don't have variable 
> assignment, but name binding. An "assignment statement" binds a name on an 
> object, and the object can be of any type. A statement like this:

> age = 29

> doesn't assign the value 29 to the variable age. Rather, it labels the integer 
> object 29 with the name age.

I think this statement is misleading--it seems to imply the integer
object is altered somehow.  Personally I see no problem with saying
the value 29 is assigned to the variable age, so long as you
understand the semantics.



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