Variables with cross-module usage

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Nov 30 02:00:07 CET 2009


Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:

> 	In these languages, the names always refer to the same location.
> Python confuses matters by having names that don't really refer to
> location, but are attached to the objects.

In everyday life and natural languages, names refer to people, other 
objects, roles, and only occasionally to places that can be occupied. I 
could claim that it is classical computer languages that confuse by 
restricting names to locations in a linear sequence. You are just used 
to the straightjacket ;-).




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