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Re: perhaps I've missed something ...

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Per Bothner wrote:

> An equally plausible explanation is that they were not taught
> (properly) the concepts of references (lvalues) 

... which would be perfectly legitimate, because they were being
taught Scheme, not C ...

>						  and the concept of
> pass-by-value.  

Given that Scheme is a c-b-v language, it's not clear what else they
would be taught.