How to Teach Python "Variables"

Neil Cerutti horpner at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 28 16:42:49 CET 2007


On 2007-11-28, hdante <hdante at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 28, 1:09 am, Steven D'Aprano
><ste... at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au> wrote:
>> On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 10:21:36 -0800, hdante wrote:
>> > Python variables are pointers and that's it.
>>
>> How do I increment a Python variable so that it points to the
>> next address, like I can do with pointers in C, Pascal, and
>> other languages?
>>
>> --
>> Steven.
>
>  You can't. Python variables still are pointers. Hint:
>
>  int * const x = &y;
>
>  How do I increment x ?

Not only that, you can't point x at any other object at all.
That's not a Python variable either.

-- 
Neil Cerutti



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