Terminology: "reference" versus "pointer"

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 10:33:39 CEST 2015


On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 6:24 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> 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.

What do we want?

Guido's time machine!!

When do we want it?

Before feature freeze... unless we get an exemption... actually,
yaknow, it doesn't much matter.

ChrisA


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