Official definition of call-by-value (Re: Finding the instance reference...)

Arnaud Delobelle arnodel at
Wed Nov 12 08:11:14 CET 2008

Steven D'Aprano <steven at> writes:

> I am very happy to say that x=1 implies that the value of x is the object 
> 1 itself, in fact I would insist on such a definition of value.
> If you insist that Python is call by value, the only way that can work is 
> by defining values to be references

That's a neat and concise way of summarising this whole thread.


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