Explanation of list reference

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Feb 17 00:02:26 CET 2014


On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 9:54 AM, Gregory Ewing
<greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Chris Angelico wrote:
>>
>> Because everything in Python is an object, and objects always are
>> handled by their references.
>
>
> <beginner_thought> So, we have objects... and we have
> references to objects... but everything is an object...
> so does that mean references are objects too?
> </beginner_thought>

References aren't themselves objects. Names, attributes, etc, etc,
etc, all refer to objects. Is it clearer to use the verb "refer"
rather than the noun "reference"?

ChrisA



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