Finding the instance reference of an object

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Nov 9 18:03:42 CET 2008

Joe Strout wrote:
> On Nov 8, 2008, at 2:38 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
>>> So if you then insist that Python uses "call by object",
>>> you're actually saying it uses call by value!
>> Both Joe and you seem to be engaging in the following bit of sophistry:
>> "In order for code A to call code B, some information must be 
>> communicated from A to B."  Something we all know ...
>> "That information is a value of some sort." True...
>> "Therefore all calling is calling by value."
> Hey now, hang on.  That doesn't characterize my argument at all.  My 
> argument is much simpler:

You can hardly get simpler than what I wrote.

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