Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Wed Mar 5 22:46:29 CET 2014

On 05/03/2014 21:33, Tim Chase wrote:
> On 2014-03-05 23:14, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
>> When I talk about an object's memory address, I'm not referring to
>> what might be revealed by gdb, for example. That is, I'm not
>> talking about the process's virtual address space, nor am I talking
>> about the physical address on the address bus. I can simply define
>> that the object's memory address is whatever id() returns.
> Let me translate what the rest of the group hears:
> """
> When I talk about an object's memory address, I'm not referring to
> *what every other computer scientist/professional means by "memory
> address" rather I can simply make up my own definition for "memory
> address" so that it means something that proves my point.*
> """
> It's perfectly valid for the definition of id() to return negative
> numbers, yet in just about every situation (both hypothetical CS
> worlds and out in the real world), a memory-address is defined as an
> unsigned number.
> -tkc

I actually hear the spam song, except s/spam/troll/

Didn't we learn anything from the sadly still ongoing saga of our 
resident unicode expert? :(
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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