Sean O'Dell wrote:
> I'm trying to get in my head what the rules about assignment are.  So far
> here's what I think I've got:
> 
> 1)  Assignment (=) from a string or number object (the right side) causes
> the value to be copied, not a pointer to the object given.

Wrong. Only Fixnum (small integers) objects are copied, but not Bignum's 
(large integers) and String's.

Nil, true and false are special, too.

Regards,

  Michael


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