Multi-dimensional list initialization

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Wed Nov 7 23:36:53 CET 2012

On Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:17:02 +0000, MRAB wrote:

> The disadvantage of calling it "call by ..." is that it suggests that
> you're just talking about calling functions.


There are already two synonyms for this, "call by ..." and "pass by ...". 
They are old, venerable terms dating back to Algol and possibly even 
older. All the way back to Fortran perhaps?

> What about binding in general, eg "x = y"? Does it make sense to still
> call it "call by ..."?

Sure, why not? The person who prepares beef tartare or sushimi is still 
called the cook.


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