Terminology: "reference" versus "pointer"

rurpy at yahoo.com rurpy at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 13 03:07:55 CEST 2015


On Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 6:25:39 PM UTC-6, ru... at yahoo.com wrote:
> On 09/12/2015 05:39 PM, Rustom Mody wrote:
> [...]
> > which may be summarized as:
> > 1. Steven (quoting Online dictionary): Pointer = Address
> > 2. Steven: "Python has pointers" is ridiculous
> > 3. Python docs: id returns an address in (C)Python
> > 
> > To which we have Chris saying CPython ≠ Python
> > [...]
> I have to agree with Steven and Chris here. 
> [...]

I'm writing too fast.  Just to clarify, I don't of course agree that
python doesn't have pointers (or something that can be labeled as
such), just that the existence of id() and cpython's internal use 
of pointers are not good arguments that it doesn't.


More information about the Python-list mailing list