Please help with MemoryError
solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Feb 12 23:37:55 CET 2010
Le Fri, 12 Feb 2010 23:12:06 +0100, Alf P. Steinbach a écrit :
> Steven talks about the standard meaning of "pass by reference".
See my answer to Steve's message. You can't postulate a "standard
meaning" of "pass by reference" independently of the specificities of
each language. For example a "variable" in Python means something
different than in non-object languages; it is impossible to have an
In Python and other true object languages, the operations on references
(especially assignment) don't have the same semantics as in more archaic
languages. This is no reason, IMO, to refuse using the term "pass by
reference". The state of art in computing languages evolves, and it
wouldn't be constructive to remain stuck with definitions from the 1960s.
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