Terminology: "reference" versus "pointer"

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Mon Sep 14 04:38:51 CEST 2015


On Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:22 am, Akira Li wrote:

> Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> writes:
> 
>> On Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:17 am, Akira Li wrote:
>>
>>> I don't see why the model that can't describe range(1) in Python 3
>>> pretends to be complete.
>>
>>
>> Please explain.
>>
>> range(1) returns a range instance. What is hard about that?
> 
> Look at the last example:
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.general/782626/focus=782704


I'm afraid that page is broken in my browser. Can you not summarise, or link
to the specific message? I may be able to use another browser in a day or
two, but hopefully the discussion will have moved on by then.



-- 
Steven



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