Return value of an assignment statement?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Fri Feb 22 00:13:24 CET 2008

"Jeff Schwab" <jeff at> wrote in message 
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| That's the same behavior I would expect in C, on the grounds that C
| What I found confusing at first was
| that the same variable will either directly store or merely refer to an
| object, depending on the type of the object:

Since names and collection slots always refer to objects, I find the above 
confusing.  Can you clarify what difference you percieve?


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