simultaneous assignment

John Salerno johnjsal at
Wed May 3 18:06:51 CEST 2006

bruno at modulix wrote:
> John Salerno wrote:
>> Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:
>>> But my question (sorry, it may not have been clear) was more along the
>>> line of : "why do you worry about identity in the given snippet ?". 
>> Actually, I kind of thought that maybe it *didn't* matter in this
>> particular example anyway, so my question was meant to be more general
>> than I might have written it. It seems like the identity issue can be a
>> problem in certain cases, although I can't think of a case right now! :)
> something
> a = b = []
> a.append(1)
> print b

Ah ha!

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