Terminology: "reference" versus "pointer"
random832 at fastmail.com
Mon Sep 14 19:34:53 CEST 2015
On Mon, Sep 14, 2015, at 13:03, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Sep 2015 01:10 am, Random832 wrote:
> > That's not true in CPython. In fact, the range object in python contains
> > *four* reference boxes - one more for length.
> I really don't see why any of this is relevant to the business being
When you're drawing this sort of diagram then what references are held
by an object are more important than what interfaces it implements.
Personally I think it's a bit silly to insist on a diagram model where a
box with an arrow in it pointing at an int object can't be represented
by a box with an integer in it (where 'int' is any immutable type -
string, tuple, even range), but people don't like boxes with integers in
them for some reason.
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