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> From: b...@benfinney.id.au
> Sent: Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:54:01 +1000
> To: python-list@python.org
> Subject: Re: can someone explain the concept of "strings (or whatever)
> being immutable"
> Deb Wyatt <codemon...@inbox.com> writes:
>> [no text]
> Deb, can you expand a bit – and write the question in the body of your
> message? It's not clear what you want explained.
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that's strange that you see no text.  The body of my email was as follows:

"""a_string = "This is a string"
a_string is pointing to the above string

now I change the value of a_string
a_string = "This string is different"
I understand that now a_string is pointing to a different string than it was 
before, in a different location.

my question is what happens to the original string??  Is it still in memory 
somewhere, nameless?
That was just the first question.  What does immutable really mean if you can 
add items to a list? and concatenate strings?  I don't understand enough to 
even ask a comprehensible question, I guess.

Thanks in advance,
Deb in WA, USA

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