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      06-28-2005
Steven D'Aprano <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<pan.2005.06.26.10.41.44.722005@REMOVETHIScyb er.com.au>...

> Can anyone think of some good, easy to understand examples of where
> Python's name/object model differs from the variable/value model?


a = b = [ 1 ]

a and b are _not_ two variables, each with [ 1 ] as value, but just two
names for the same object (a list). In other variable-based languages,
the above is equivalent to:

a = [ 1 ]
b = [ 1 ]

in Python it is not.

..TM.
 
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