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Shriram Krishnamurthi <shriram@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes: >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 ... Please read for context, which is about students that: Michael> had been confused by the obscurity in programming Michael> languages they had learned before. Shriram> Given that Scheme is a [call-by-value] language, it's not Shriram> clear what else they would be taught. But if they were confused by Michael's example, I guess they had not *learned* call-by-value. -- --Per Bothner per@xxxxxxxxxxx http://www.bothner.com/~per/