> The point I took from Wes's comment was not that the statement, in > itself, was wrong. I understood his point to be that the chapter > introducing simple assignment required three pages on aliasing, and > a forward reference to a deeper discussion. > ..... > Wes, was that your point? Yes. However, as Mike Feldman pointed out, the clients of a well-crafted Java object or Ada package may not have to use assignment very often. So this issue really has more impact on the person trying to _make_ a well-crafted package.