<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.
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