why cannot assign to function call

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Sat Jan 10 02:25:14 CET 2009


On 2009-01-10, Joe Strout <joe at strout.net> wrote:
> Mark Wooding wrote:
>
>> As an aside, I don't notice anywhere near as much confusion in Lisp and
>> Scheme groups, which might be surprising since Lisp and Scheme have
>> precisely the same data model, argument passing convention, and
>> assignment semantics, as Python has.
>
> Nor is there anywhere near as much confusion in the REALbasic
> community (with which I'm most familiar), which also has the
> same semantics for reference types (which in RB is everything
> except numbers, colors, and Boolean).

It's not that there's a lot of confusion, it's just that we
spend a lot of time talking about it.  Programming in Python is
so much more productive that we've got a lot more spare time
that people who use other languages.

-- 
Grant




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