tuples vs lists

worzel asda at sdarta.com
Sat Jan 8 16:03:44 CET 2005


Cheers - thanks for the feedback guys - pretty much answers the question for 
me.

'Two-Pull' it is then, thanks.


"Steve Horsley" <shoot at the.moon> wrote in message 
news:croqtg$qo0$1 at news.freedom2surf.net...
> worzel wrote:
>> I get what the difference is between a tuple and a list, but why would I 
>> ever care about the tuple's immuutability?
>
> Mainly for security and speed. Many library functions return info by 
> returning
> a reference to an internally held tuple, and could be damaged / 
> compromised
> / corrupted if that internal data was modified by malicious code. If 
> tuples
> were mutable (lists) then it would be necessary to return a copy instead.
>
>> Also, do you say 'too-ple' or 'chu-ple' - if you get my drift. (tomato or 
>> tomato kind of thing)
>
> Try 'Two-pull'.
>
> Steve 





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