Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 4 10:24:48 CEST 2012

```@Matteo, @Levi, please don't top post it makes following a thread very

On 04/07/2012 08:51, Matteo Boscolo wrote:
> in the code2
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> aList=[1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10]
> aList=str(aList) #<--- here you convert the list in a string
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> print aList
> print aList[2] #<-- here you are printing the third caracter of the
> string '[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]'  not the list '[1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
> 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]'
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> regards
> Matteo
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> Il 04/07/2012 09:28, levi nie ha scritto:
>> Hi,Harrison.
>> But i doubt this, if bList and aList just are attached to the same
>> List when i write bList=aList,but why the output of the following two
>> code are different?
>>
>> code1:
>> aList=[1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10]
>> bList=aList
>> bList=str(bList)
>> print aList
>> print aList[2]
>>
>> code2:
>> aList=[1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10]
>> aList=str(aList)
>> print aList
>> print aList[2]
>>
>> i'm puzzled now.
>>
>> 2012/7/4 Harrison Morgan <harrison.morgan at gmail.com
>> <mailto:harrison.morgan at gmail.com>>
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>>     On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 12:38 AM, levi nie <levinie001 at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:levinie001 at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>>         that's good,thanks.
>>         new problem.
>>         when i write
>>         bList=aList
>>         del bList[2]
>>         bList and aList both change,how can i make aList not changed?
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>>     Lists are mutable. That means that when you do bList = aList,
>>     you're just creating another reference to aList. They both point
>>     to the same list, just using different names. You should read up a
>>     bit on immutable vs. mutable objects. Here's something that I
>>     found that might explain it a bit better.
>>     http://henry.precheur.org/python/copy_list
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Cheers.

Mark Lawrence.

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