Terminology: "reference" versus "pointer"

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed Sep 16 10:24:57 CEST 2015


Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 6:14 PM, Gregory Ewing
> <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> > 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!

Tachyon computing is the way of the future *and* the past.

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