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Re: [SLUG] Studying Programming


Dave writes:

> 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.

Jamie