operator overloading + - / * = etc...

Piet van Oostrum piet at cs.uu.nl
Tue Oct 10 19:08:45 CEST 2006

>>>>> Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au> (SD) wrote:

>SD> Despite sloppy talk to the contrary (which I think most of us do from time
>SD> to time), Python doesn't have variables. It has names and objects. Names
>SD> are just labels -- there is no difference in behavior between the *names*
>SD> this_is_an_integer and this_is_a_string. (The *objects* they point to are
>SD> a different story, naturally.)

The official Python documentation (language reference manual) talks a lot
about variables. So it seems silly to say that Python doesn't have
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