var or inout parm?
joe at strout.net
Thu Dec 11 00:55:06 CET 2008
On Dec 10, 2008, at 4:29 PM, J. Clifford Dyer wrote:
>>>> mh at pixar.com wrote:
>>>>> How can I make a "var" parm, where the called function can modify
>>>>> the value of the parameter in the caller?
>> See Also: the earlier heated debate thread over what evaluation
>> strategy Python uses (Survey says!: call-by-object).
> Oh dear God. PLEASE don't see also that thread. That way lies
> Just google for call-by-object, and ignore the hell out of that
Agreed on that point!
Anyway, to the OP, see <http://www.strout.net/info/coding/valref/> for
a detailed explanation of why you can't do quite what you're asking
for in Python (or Java, for that matter).
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