in place functions from operator module

ernest nfdisco at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 16:44:47 CEST 2010


Hi,

The operator module provides separate functions for
"in place" operations, such as iadd(), isub(), etc.
However, it appears that these functions don't really
do the operation in place:

In [34]: a = 4

In [35]: operator.iadd(a, 3)
Out[35]: 7

In [36]: a
Out[36]: 4

So, what's the point? If you have to make the
assignment yourself... I don't understand.

Cheers,
Ernest



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