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Footnotes

(1)
Computer Scientists, when they have to write their annual reports, often refer to the things they are reporting on as darkspace. It's always good to have a lot of darkspace in your annual report!
(2)
In Scam, there are no special forms. As such, assign is a true function and can be given a new meaning.
(3)
We will learn about loops in the next chapter.
(4)
The information that is passed into a function is collectively known as arguments.
(5)
The local function y does not really remember these values, but at this point in time, this is a good enough explanation.
(6)
C++ and Java, as well as Scam, give you another approach, objects. We will discuss objects in a later chapter.
(7)
The pp in the function names stands for pretty print which means to print out something so it is 'pretty looking'.
(8)
Some people use the term component or instance variable instead of field. Also, if you try this, you may see different numbers than 10435 and 10381. These numbers represent the address of the object in memory.
(9)
A method is just another name for a local function.

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