why cannot assign to function call

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Mon Dec 29 14:05:52 EST 2008

John Machin wrote:
> On Dec 29, 5:01 pm, scsoce <scs... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a function return a reference,
> Stop right there. You don't have (and can't have, in Python) a
> function which returns a reference that acts like a pointer in C or C+
> +. Please tell us what manual, tutorial, book, blog or Usenet posting
> gave you that idea, and we'll get the SWAT team sent out straight
> away.

Perhaps we can send the the Pennsylvania State University out after
them.  I don't know why, but some fairly substantial people here are
scared of the PSU.


Oh, I have just been informed by my captors that the are the Python

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