Modifying Class Object

Steven D'Aprano steven at
Mon Feb 8 05:01:05 CET 2010

On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 02:51:05 +0100, Alf P. Steinbach wrote:

> Python passes pointers by value, just as e.g. Java does.

How do I get a pointer in pure Python code (no ctypes)? I tried both 
Pascal and C syntax (^x and *x), but both give syntax errors.

For that matter, how do I get a pointer in Java code?

If Python doesn't have pointers, then why are you talking about Python 
passing pointers? It's a vacuous truth, like saying that Python passes 
dinosaurs by name.


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