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Re: [SLUG] Studying Programming
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Studying Programming
- From: Jamie Honan <jhonan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue May 15 09:13:01 2001
> I ain't a programmer at all but I reckon a simple 'is' makes for a
> decent summary of 'assign the value of'
There be dragons there, matey!
'Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs', a highly regarded
computer science textbook, doesn't introduce assignment until page 218,
chapter three. A section deals with 'The Cost of Introducing
Assignment', with a little detour into 'Sameness and change'.
'Set' is probably the go.