[Rd] Julia

oliver oliver at first.in-berlin.de
Tue Mar 6 01:19:28 CET 2012

On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 03:58:59PM -0800, Hervé Pagès wrote:
> Hi Oliver,
> On 03/05/2012 09:08 AM, oliver wrote:
> >On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 03:53:28PM +0000, William Dunlap wrote:
> >>I haven't used Julia yet, but from my quick reading
> >>of the docs it looks like arguments to functions are
> >>passed by reference and not by value, so functions
> >>can change their arguments.  My recollection from when
> >>I first started using S (in the course of a job helping
> >>profs and grad students do statistical programming, c. 1983)
> >>is that not having to worry about in-place algorithms changing
> >>your data gave S a big advantage over Fortran or C.
> >[...]
> >
> >
> >C also uses Call-by-Value.
> C *only* uses Call-by-Value.

Yes, that's what I meant.

With "also" I meant, that it uses call-by-value, as some
other languages also do.


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