[Tutor] [tutor] Pointers in python ??

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sun Jan 20 09:41:44 CET 2008

"Varsha Purohit" <varsha.purohit at gmail.com> wrote

>        Does python has concept of pointers like c/cpp ?? If yes 
> how.. can
> anyone give me a small example to how we can use pointers in python.

No, not really.

It does have the concept of C++ references however and in fact
thats how Pyhon variables work. They are all references. But
there is no real concept of a poibnter to a specific memory
location, and especially one that can be manipulated

OTOH there is in practice little need for such a low level
approach in Python. What did you have in mind thast you
thought might need a pointer?

Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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