Please help with MemoryError

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Sat Feb 13 00:26:57 CET 2010


Gib Bogle wrote:
> Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> 
>> def swap(a, b):
>>     a, b = b, a
>>
>> x = 1
>> y = 2
>> swap(x, y)
>> assert (x == 2) and (y==1)
> 
> Can't the same point be more simply made with this example:
> 
> def setval(a):
>     a = 12345
> 
> x = 1
> setval(x)
> print x
> 
Yes, and it will doubtless be subject to exactly the same bogus refutations.

regards
 Steve
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