Why is the interpreter is returning a 'reference'?

John Gordon gordon at panix.com
Mon Feb 17 20:17:07 CET 2014


In <9b80c233-ad31-44c8-8a6e-9002ab11bd0d at googlegroups.com> Nir <nirchernia at gmail.com> writes:

> >>> k = ['hi','boss']
> >>>
> >>> k
> ['hi', 'boss']
> >>> k= [s.upper for s in k]
> >>> k
> [<built-in method upper of str object at 0x00000000021B2AF8>, <built-in method upper of str object at 0x0000000002283F58>]

> Why doesn't the python interpreter just return
> ['HI, 'BOSS'] ?

> This isn't a big deal, but I am just curious as to why it does this.

Because you typed 'str.upper' instead of 'str.upper()'.

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