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On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:56 PM, Jorge <> wrote:
> On 26/04/17 18:08, Hisham wrote:
>> I can attest that this
>> citation has at least some grain of truth. To this day I think very
>> concretely — but take into consideration that I learned that x=2 is a
>> stateful variable assignment_years_  before I learned that x=2 is a
>> mathematical equation (yes, I learned programming before elementary
>> school algebra)
> The way these things work are really strange. I had classmate in high-school
> who was absolutely unable to solve any equation whatsoever; he said they
> made no sense to him. After a rather awkward discussion we understood what
> was going on: for him "x + y = z" made sense because you operated on the
> left and put the result on the right. But "x = z - y" was just gibberish,
> because there was nothing to do! So he had a sort of imperative thinking
> (notated backwards), probably developed from laborious number crunching in
> school (no computers involved).

I've seen languages that put the destination of assignments on the
right, usually with a -> operator or similar.

/s/ Adam