copy on write

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Fri Jan 13 13:15:00 EST 2012

On 2012-01-13, Neil Cerutti <neilc at> wrote:

> If you've ever implemented operator=, operator+, and operator+=
> in C++ you'll know how and why they are different.

That assumes that C++ programmers understand C++.


> A C++ programmer would be wondering how either can work on immutable
> objects, and that's where Python's magical rebinding semantics come
> into play.

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