access address from object and vice versa

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Mon Jan 23 10:54:37 EST 2012

On 2012-01-22, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 19:36:32 -0800, Chris Rebert wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Tamer Higazi <th982a at>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi people!
>>> I have asked myself the following thing.
>>> How do I access the address of an object
>> id(obj) happens to do that in CPython, but it's a mere implementation
>> detail.
> I really wish that CPython didn't expose the fact that id happens to use 
> address. That simply gives people the wrong idea.
> Jython has the right approach, in my opinion. Objects are given IDs on 
> request, starting with 1, and no id is ever re-used:

But what happens when Jython runs out of numbers?!?!

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