Author zach.ware
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Date 2012-05-17.16:56:09
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I was looking through the documentation source files for things I might be able to fix, and stumbled across "XXX Add a bit on the difference between tuples and lists." in Doc\tutorial\datastructures.rst. So I took a stab at adding some prose to address that comment, reproduced here:

Though tuples may seem very similar to lists, their immutability makes them
ideal for fundamentally different usage.  In typical usage, tuples are a
heterogenous structure, whereas lists are a homogenous sequence.  This tends to
mean that, in general, tuples are used as a cohesive unit while lists are used
one member at a time.

Have I missed anything important (like the whole point) or is there anything I could phrase better?

Should this be applied to the tutorials of previous versions?
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