Explanation of list reference

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sat Feb 15 07:54:56 CET 2014

On Sat, 15 Feb 2014 15:37:20 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:

> This is why dice exist in a variety of colors [1]. Indistinguishable yet
> distinct dice...

Since they have different colours, they can be distinguished and aren't 

One might also distinguish three dice by position in space ("the die 
closest to the wall counts as the HUNDREDS digit, the one closest to me 
counts as the TENS digit, and the one closest to you counts as the UNITS 
digit") or by space ("roll this die first for the HUNDREDS, then roll 
that one for TENS, then this third one for UNITS"). Or scent, or texture, 
or the typeface used for the numbers.


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