Modifying Class Object

Alf P. Steinbach alfps at
Tue Feb 9 01:44:35 CET 2010

* alex23:
> "Alf P. Steinbach" <al... at> wrote:
>> Hm. While most everything I've seen at has been clear and to the
>> point, that particular article reads like a ton of obfuscation.
> Must. Resist. Ad hominem.
>> Python passes pointers by value, just as e.g. Java does.
>> There, it needed just 10 words or so. :-)
> 10 words _plus_ an understanding of Java.

No, one only needs an understanding of "pointer".

"Pointer" is a mostly language independent concept.

The reference to the Java language spec, where that term is used for this, was 
just an unsuccessful attempt to keep out word-play arguments based on the 
incompatibility of some incompatible meaning of "pointer"...

Cheers & hth.,

- Alf

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