Terminology: "reference" versus "pointer"

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sun Sep 13 03:13:06 CEST 2015

Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> writes:

> On Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:57:01 AM UTC+5:30, Ben Finney wrote:
> > You've clearly committed to some ontology that just doesn't match
> > the Python data model.
> How about lay-English ontology in which "point to" and "refer to" are fairly
> synonymous?

That's important. It's unrelated, though, to the very specific technical
programming concepts to which I was responding.

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