strange behavor....

Steve Holden steve at
Sun Nov 14 21:23:03 CET 2010

On 11/14/2010 8:29 AM, Emile van Sebille wrote:
> We all know that _everything_ is a disguised method call and we call the
> disguised method call that resembles a statement where the LHS is
> separated from the RHS by a single equals sign assignment.

I think your elided attempt to reconcile the opposing viewpoints on this
thread is creditworthy. We should not allow our wish to resolve
conflicting viewpoints blind us to reality, however. What method of a
does the statement

    a = something

call? I ask in genuine ignorance, and in the knowledge that you may
indeed be able to point me to such a method.

I would prefer to think of

    a = something


    lst[i] = something

as in some sense different, because I see names as referencing locations
in a namespace. Perhaps you can help to unify my perceptions.

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