why cannot assign to function call

Mark Wooding mdw at distorted.org.uk
Thu Jan 8 12:13:40 CET 2009

rurpy at yahoo.com <rurpy at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I thought you were objecting to Python's use of the term "binding"
> when you wrote:


> in response to someone talking about "...all those who use the term
> \"name binding\" instead of variable assignment...".

Oh, that.  Well, the terms are `binding' and `assignment'.

Python doesn't need another name for assignment, because actually its
idea of assignment is the same as anyone else's.  The difference is in
the way it deals with objects.  See argument elsewhere.

-- [mdw]

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