Understanding python functions - Instant Python tutorial

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr
Sat Jul 14 06:30:41 CEST 2007

Chris Carlen a écrit :
> Excellent description.  This understandable to me since I can envision 
> doing this with pointers.  But I have no idea how Python actually 
> implements this.

The code source is freely available, and it's in C !-)

>  It also appears that I am being guided away from 
> thinking about it in terms of internal implementation.

Indeed. Python *is* a hi-level language, and it's main benefit (wrt to 
lower-level languages like C or Pascal) is to let you think more in 
terms of "what" than in terms of "how".

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