reference or pointer to some object?
aleaxit at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 13 13:17:18 EST 2005
Jeff Shannon <jeff at ccvcorp.com> wrote:
> Because Python uses a fundamentally different concept for variable
> names than C/C++/Java (and most other static languages). In those
> languages, variables can be passed by value or by reference; neither
> term really applies in Python. (Or, if you prefer, Python always
Java's model is quite similar to Python's, except that Java makes some
exception for very low-level types such as int or float. But there is
no "passing by reference" in Java, anyway: the semantics of assignment
and argument passing (same thing) are VERY close in Java and Python.
I hope this is enough to show that static or dynamic is quite a
different issue -- Java's more or less statically typed, Python
dynamically, but their model of variables is VERY similar anyway.
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