References, and avoiding use of ???variable???

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at
Sat Mar 1 04:08:45 CET 2014

Ben Finney wrote:
> That whole chapter of the tutorial talks about “variable” and “variable
> assignment”, when IMO it should avoid those terms and use the clearer
> terminology of “reference”, “name”, and “binding a name to a value”.

What about all the other things that can be assigned
to but aren't names? (List and dict elements, attributes,
etc.) What do you suggest calling them?


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