The numerals were now being converted automatically from base 2 to base 10. . . 881, 883, 887, 907 . . . each one confirmed as a prime number.
We begin this chapter with assignment, the simplest and also the most important function. To be able to assign to a
a_l the value of another
b_l, we require a function that copies the digits of
b_l to the reserved storage space for
a_l, an event that we shall call elementwise assignment. It will not suffice merely to copy the address of the object
b_l into the variable
a_l, since then both objects would refer to the same location in memory, namely that of
b_l, and any change in
a_l would be reflected in a change ...