tough-to-explain Python

John Yeung gallium.arsenide at
Tue Jul 7 21:26:13 EDT 2009

On Jul 7, 8:06 pm, Ben Finney <ben+pyt... at> wrote:
> I have got very good results from teaching using
> the analogy of “paper tags tied to physical objects”
> to describe Python's references to values.

Ah, I like that!  I think it's better than what I used in my post
(which I composed and submitted before yours showed up in my reader).

I am not formally a teacher, but I do try to help "nonprogrammers"
learn Python from time to time, and this will be a good one to


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