[Video 341] Ned Batchelder: Facts and Myths about Python names and values

Programmers who come to Python from other languages are often surprised to discover how variables work. Things seem even odder when you deal with mutable and immutable values, and see the differences between their behaviors. In this talk, Ned Batchelder reviews how assignment works in Python, when names are connected to values, and how Python’s consistent rules can result in some confusion — until you understand what’s going on, that is.

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