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[Sticky] Pointers in Python Programming language  

  

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Python tends to try to abstract away implementation details like memory addresses from its users. Python often focuses on usability instead of speed. As a result, pointers in Python doesn’t really make sense. Not to fear though, Python does, by default, give you some of the benefits of using pointers.

Understanding pointers in Python requires a short detour into Python’s implementation details. Specifically, you’ll need to understand:

  1. Immutable vs mutable objects
  2. Python variables/names

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