[Tutor] How python keeps track of objects

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Mon Nov 24 01:31:33 CET 2014

On 23Nov2014 10:15, Mitch Raful <mitch.raful at gmail.com> wrote:
>Thanks for the replies.

No worries.

>My concern was as the for loop keeps sending
>objects into the do_something() function which uses the same reference name
>other_object and that the previously instantiated other_objected would be
>mutated if the function wasn't finished.

Broadly speaking, each execution of the do_something function has its own 
"other_object".  There is no collision here. (Imagine how painful programming 
would be if this were not the case.) The flip side of that is that the _name_ 
"other_object" is not available outside the function, and if you use a variable 
of that name elsewhere, it too is independent.

Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>

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