Question re class variable

John Gordon gordon at
Tue Sep 29 16:44:40 CEST 2015

In <mudnfg$cqo$1 at> alister <alister.nospam.ware at> writes:

> why not simply use pythons builtin id function?
> each new instance of an object is automatically assigned a unique ID

It's only guaranteed to be unique for objects that exist at the same time.

If an object is created and destroyed and then another new object is
created, the ID of those two objects can be the same.

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