[Tutor] New to this list ....
bdrake at crosswire.org
Fri Mar 30 19:35:13 CEST 2012
On 30/03/12 17:22, Prasad, Ramit wrote:
> Unlike C, the parenthesis in if statements and returns are not
> necessary. Furthermore, the way Python binds names means that
> modifying the list in getflags modifies it in the callee. No need to
> return and reassign results.
This is lovely. It's so much friendlier than c. I'm used to c
variables going out of scope once you leave the called function. I
imagine if you want to leave the variables unchanged, you have to
re-assign them inside the function. I quite like it that way.
> Be careful of "results =  * 3". This style works fine for immutable
> types (int, float, str) but does not work as people new to Python
> think it does.
Thanks for the warning.
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