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Re: Would you consider this a bug?

David Kastrup wrote:
> a=[3,4,5]
> a[[2,1,0]] = a
> a will be set to [3,4,3]
> Would you think this a bug?

I think this is extremely dangerous programming: you might get
undefined or unpredictable results with almost any programming language
in this type of case. The clean way of doing what you want is to
index the right side of the expression:
a = a[[2,1,0]]

I don't think this is a bug.

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