Tuples and immutability

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Fri Mar 7 12:04:28 CET 2014

Duncan Booth <duncan.booth at invalid.invalid> writes:

> Is there any reason why tuples need to throw an exception on assigning
> to the element if the old value and new value are the same object?

Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.

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