On 5/5/06, Charlie <peckcharlie / yahoo.com> wrote:> Sorry, the leftshift results were consistent, but why doesn't the> shifted result get stored back into pointer A like in the case of a> string?
Because it's not leftshift on a string. And A isn't a pointer. It's a binding.
See my latest post to you that goes into the details. Make sure youread Jim's shorter treatment, too.
Fixnums are, by the way, immutable. And assignment doesn't affect the object.
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