Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Tue Dec 13 18:37:35 CET 2005

Steve Holden wrote:

> In Python a name (*not* a "variable", though people do talk loosely
> about "instance variables" and "class variables" just to be able to use
> terms familiar to users of other to languages)  is simply *bound* to a
> value. The only storage that is required, therefore, is enough to hold a
> pointer (to the value currently bound to the name).

in tom's world, the value of an object is the pointer to the object, not the
object itself, so I'm not sure he can make sense of your explanation.


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