Explanation of list reference

Marko Rauhamaa marko at pacujo.net
Fri Feb 14 22:20:01 CET 2014


Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net>:

> You're right, of course. Conceptually, the "everything is a reference"
> and the "small"/"big" distinction are equivalent (produce the same
> outcomes). The question is, which model is easier for a beginner to
> grasp.

In fact, if you adjust my annotations to the given example from the
"everything is a reference" point of view, you'll see that the
explanations become a whole deal longer and probably more confusing.
Also, the picture becomes much messier with more strings attached.


Marko



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