Re: Re: Experiences/guidance on teaching Python as a first programming language

Dave Angel davea at
Wed Dec 18 21:52:43 CET 2013

On Thu, 19 Dec 2013 01:55:10 +1100, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> 
> Sure, but you can figure out whether p is a local struct or a local
> pointer to some other struct by looking at its declaration. Do you
> also need to look at every usage of it? 

C is a glorified macro assembler.  So the -> operator is not 
analogous to the dot operator, it's Syntactic sugar:

p-> a. Is really


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