[ubuntu-uk] memory lane, was: Please can someone look at this and try to help

Greg K Nicholson newsgroups at gkn.me.uk
Mon Nov 12 15:16:33 GMT 2007

> I remember
> trying to get to grips with programming in Basic and the difficulty I
> had in accepting that you could have a line which read 'Let n = 2' and
> then, a little further on,'Let n = 10'. In algebra if I wrote n = 2 then
> that was that, it didn't change half way through solving the problem.

I never had such problems: I had a ZX Spectrum before I learnt algebra. 
(In fact it's only just occurred to me (since reading this post) that a 
variable's variability could be considered weird coming at it from an 
algebra point of view.)

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