On Sun, 30 Sep 2007 10:47:13 -0000, Summercool
<Summercoolness / gmail.com> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone
who said :

>and now n will be 3.  I think C++ and PHP can let you do that, using
>their reference (alias) mechanism.  And C, Python, and Ruby probably
>won't let you do that.  What about Java and Perl?

Seem to me you could in FORTRAN and Pascal, and maybe even Algol.  It
has been a while.

I have come to appreciate Java's strong isolation convention. It makes
it a lot easier to track down WHERE in the code a value could
potentially change and keeps those places to a minimum.

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