References, and avoiding use of ???variable???
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sat Mar 1 05:22:45 CET 2014
Gregory Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> writes:
> 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?
Assignment binds a reference to a value.
A name is a special kind of reference.
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