Meaning of ASSIGNMENT in English

ASSIGNMENT

< programming > Storing the value of an expression in a variable . This is commonly written in the form "v = e". In Algol the assignment operator was ":=" (pronounced "becomes") to avoid mathematicians qualms about writing statements like x = x+1.

Assignment is not allowed in functional languages , where an identifier always has the same value.

See also referential transparency , single assignment , zero assignment .

(1996-08-19)

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