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Re: bindings and assignments

>>>>> "Perry" == Perry E Metzger <perry@piermont.com> writes:

Perry> Is there any sort of straightforward definition of "binding" and
Perry> "assignment" that one can reference to explain the distinction to
Perry> people?

Binding means associating a name with a (fixed) value.  In your
garden-variety imperative language, this means associating the name
with a memory cell to hold a value.  Assignment means changing the
contents of the memory cell associated with the variable: throwing out
the old value, putting in a new one.

Cheers =8-} Mike
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