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Re^5: typeglob/symbolic reference question

by ikegami (Pope)
on Nov 04, 2010 at 22:49 UTC ( #869584=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: typeglob/symbolic reference question
in thread typeglob/symbolic reference question

I don't understand your disagreement. The quoted statement seems obvious to me. If your language can dereference, you have references, and if you have references, you have some form of addressing. Dereferencing is the act of finding what's referenced (pointed to) by that reference (address).

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Re^6: typeglob/symbolic reference question
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Nov 04, 2010 at 22:58 UTC

    I suppose the use of the word "addressing" sounds awfully much like raw pointers in C to me. I see what you mean; perhaps I'm drawing too fine a distinction.

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