Deep vs. shallow copy?

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Fri Mar 14 00:31:50 CET 2014


On Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:44:27 -0400, Roy Smith wrote:

> In article <5320e8c9$0$29994$c3e8da3$5496439d at news.astraweb.com>,
>  Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> 
>> Because Python doesn't have true procedures
> 
> What do you mean by "true procedure"?  Are you just talking about
> subroutines that don't return any value, i.e. fortran's SUBROUTINE vs.
> FUNCTION?


Yes. If somebody wants to argue that the word "procedure" can mean 
something else in other contexts, I won't argue, I'll just point out that 
in the context of my post I had just mentioned Pascal procedures, which 
don't return a value.





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