[Tutor] Variables of Variables
dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri Jan 19 00:20:03 CET 2007
> Rather than storing your data as variables, you could store it in a
> dictionary. Then you can dynamically access data however you like..
Suggesting a dictionary here is right.
The technique in the original poster's question is deprecated and widely
known to be a Bad Idea in Perl. See Mark Jason Dominus's "Why it's stupid
to use a variable as a variable name':
So trying to simulate soft references in Python is damaging: we should do
what we can to keep the idea from propagating. *grin*
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