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"Variables are usually constant"?
- To: Rees at YALE
- Subject: "Variables are usually constant"?
- From: James R. Meehan <Meehan at YALE>
- Date: Sat ,7 Nov 82 17:25:00 EDT
- Cc: T-Discussion at YALE
"A variable is a named place to put something. Variables are named
by identifiers. This use of the term variable may often be confusing
since the values of most variables never vary -- variables are usually
constant." (T Manual, page 5)
Could you elaborate? Do you mean that once a variable is assigned
a value, it doesn't usually get a different one? This is a debatable
point, but I think it's not worth going into in the manual. It's too
confusing. Any objections to removing it? (Another example of "flesh out