Confused yet again: Very Newbie Question

Matt Nordhoff mnordhoff at
Mon Jul 7 19:06:00 CEST 2008

Jerry Hill wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 7:30 AM, mcl < at> wrote:
>> I did not think you had to make the distinction between 'byvar' and
>> 'byref' as in Basic.
> Python does not use "call by value" or "call by reference" semantics.
> Instead, python's model is "call by object".  See this writeup for
> some details:

Ah-ha! That's the article I've been trying to find! I can never remember
"effbot"'s name. Thanks!

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