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Python Object-Oriented Python Advanced Objects Subclassing Built-ins

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List subclass append copy.

Why was append used with copy object instead of just simply appending the passed in "value" variable. Kenneth did explain this in the video, but I didn't get it at all.


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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Making a copy lets you store what the value is now, and be sure it won't change.

If you don't make a copy, you get a reference to the original which might get changed in code later on.