On 06/02/2014 09:39 PM, Deb Wyatt wrote:
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?
Thanks in advance,

Yes, possibly, for a short while it will be nameless in memory somewhere. If nothing else is pointing to it, it will eventually be garbage collected.

Gary Herron

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