Terminology: "reference" versus "pointer"

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Sun Sep 13 00:34:58 CEST 2015


On 09/12/2015 04:14 PM, Emile van Sebille wrote:
> On 9/12/2015 12:58 PM, rurpy--- via Python-list wrote:
> 
>> The question is whether what "pointer" means in languages that use the
>> word is*so*  different than its meaning in the Python sense
> 
> I can't find a single reference to pointer in the python docs outside
> of ctypes.  What is its python sense?

I should have said "proposed sense" (except I don't really mean
proposed as in "let's change all the docs" but as "let's stop the
hissy-fits when someone uses the term"), i.e. the way I, I think
random832, and others use it re python. Sorry, I see in retrospect
my phrasing could be confusing.


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