Author loewis
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> I feel this breaks most people's expectations...

I think you are quite mistaken in this assumption. Sure, object references are difficult to grasp at first, but they are a highly useful concept, and follow very simple, systematic principles - you just need to "get" it once.

> result of a modification to an object that is immutable

Objects that are immutable *cannot* be modified - that this the very definition of "immutable". It seems that your understanding of Python still doesn't match its semantics.

However, Python really can't adjust to whatever your current understanding is: most people (dealing with it) already have the right understanding.

So closing this as "won't fix".
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