Is 'everything' a refrence or isn't it?
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sat Jan 7 15:34:30 EST 2006
[contextectomy, because this quote makes no sense with or without
In article <86bqyn7qcp.fsf at bhuda.mired.org>, Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> wrote:
>Right. All references are objects, so "call by object" includes all
>the possibilities of "call by reference" as a subset. Not all objects
>are references, so "call by reference", so it's a proper subset.
Wrong. All references are *to* objects, maybe. There are no objects
that "are" references -- objects may *contain* references. You're
losing sight of the fact that objects and references are really two
completely different things in Python.
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