Author r.david.murray
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Date 2016-11-13.17:24:11
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I would rewrite that paragraph as follows:

   A function definition associates the function name with
   the function object in the current symbol table.  The
   interpreter recognizes the object pointed to by that
   name as a user-defined function.  Other names can also
   point to that same function object and can then also
   be used as a function.

You will note that I've dropped the mention of renaming entirely, since the function does know it's __name__, and introducing that topic at this point in the tutorial would be confusing and unnecessary.  (NB: one could also say "referenced" and "reference" rather than "pointed to" and "point to"; I'm not sure which is more in line with the rest of the tutorial).
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