> > Yes, but this does not help when you mispell the left hand word:
> >
> >       fred = 1
> >       betr = fred + 1
>
> Umm, it does next time you try to use it. And if you don't use it,
> then it doesn't matter :)

Actually it would matter if you had already used bert... then mistyped it,
then used bert again... expecting its value to have been changed.

fred = 1
bert = 2
p bert
betr = 5
p bert

Then again, who would write such silly code anyway ;)
aaron