[gclist] Re: gclist-digest V1 #136
Mon, 13 Jan 1997 14:25:55 +0100
|| From: John Carter <email@example.com>
|| Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 09:33:33 +0200 (SAT)
|| Subject: [gclist] Reference counting on the fingers of one thumb.
|| I propose that assignment ALWAYS means deep copy. In other words, if
|| we say a:= b, a becomes a complete copy of b
Great idea! This way, the next time the phone company wants to debit my bank
account to pay for my phone bill, they actually debit a copy and I keep my
money! I love it.
(On the flip side, the next time my employer wants to credit my account, he
credits a copy. Win some, lose some. :-)