Terminology: "reference" versus "pointer"

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 10:18:59 CEST 2015

On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 6:14 PM, Gregory Ewing
<greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Emile van Sebille wrote:
>> Shroedingers-cat-was-just-a-cat-in-a-box-too-ly y'rs,
> The real question is, if you kill Schroedinger's cat, does
> Heisenberg's cat die too? If so, then either they're the
> same cat, or they're two entangled cats.
> This suggests an alternative model for Python computation.
> All data is represented by cats. A variable is a box
> containing a cat. Assignment replaces one cat with an
> entangled copy of another cat, so that mutating either
> one affects the other.

Quantum computing is the way of the future!


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