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{{Built-in|Assignment|←}} allows associating a name with an [[array]] value. Some dialects also allow assignment of function and operator values using the assignment arrow. In [[defined functions]], assignment is global by default, but can be made local through explicit mention of the target name in the function header, or through dynamic [[shadow]]ing using <source lang=apl inline>⎕SHADOW</source>. In [[dfn]]s, assignments are local by default, but can be made global by explicit mention of the target namespace. Modified/indexed/selective assignment updates the most local definition.
{{Built-in|Assignment|←}} allows associating a name with an [[array]] value. Some dialects also allow assignment of function and operator values using the assignment arrow. In [[defined functions]], assignment is global by default, but can be made local through explicit mention of the target name in the function header, or through dynamic [[shadow]]ing using <syntaxhighlight lang=apl inline>⎕SHADOW</source>. In [[dfn]]s, assignments are local by default, but can be made global by explicit mention of the target namespace. Modified/indexed/selective assignment updates the most local definition.
==Examples==
==Examples==
===Basic usage===
===Basic usage===
Common examples (boxing on, and [[index origin]] is 0):
Common examples (boxing on, and [[index origin]] is 0):
<source lang=apl>
<syntaxhighlight lang=apl>
       ⎕←mat←(1 2 3)(1 2 3)
       ⎕←mat←(1 2 3)(1 2 3)
┌─────┬─────┐
┌─────┬─────┐
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===Indexed assignment===
===Indexed assignment===
Individual elements can be updated using index assignment:
Individual elements can be updated using index assignment:
<source lang=apl>
<syntaxhighlight lang=apl>
       mat[0]←1
       mat[0]←1
       mat
       mat
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</source>
</source>
A semicolon is necessary when dealing with a [[matrix]]:
A semicolon is necessary when dealing with a [[matrix]]:
<source lang=apl>
<syntaxhighlight lang=apl>
       mat←3 3⍴⍳9
       mat←3 3⍴⍳9
       mat
       mat
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===Modified assignment===
===Modified assignment===
Some dialects allow placing a function the the immediate left of the assignment arrow:
Some dialects allow placing a function the the immediate left of the assignment arrow:
<source lang=apl>
<syntaxhighlight lang=apl>
       var←42
       var←42
       var+←1
       var+←1
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43
43
</source>
</source>
<source lang=apl inline>var+←1</source> is essentially equivalent to <source lang=apl inline>1⊣var←var+1</source> except that the result is [[shy]].
<syntaxhighlight lang=apl inline>var+←1</source> is essentially equivalent to <syntaxhighlight lang=apl inline>1⊣var←var+1</source> except that the result is [[shy]].
===Modified indexed assignment===
===Modified indexed assignment===
Modified assignment can also be combined with indexed assignment:
Modified assignment can also be combined with indexed assignment:
<source lang=apl>
<syntaxhighlight lang=apl>
       mat←3 3⍴0
       mat←3 3⍴0
       mat
       mat

Revision as of 21:01, 10 September 2022

Assignment () allows associating a name with an array value. Some dialects also allow assignment of function and operator values using the assignment arrow. In defined functions, assignment is global by default, but can be made local through explicit mention of the target name in the function header, or through dynamic shadowing using <syntaxhighlight lang=apl inline>⎕SHADOW</source>. In dfns, assignments are local by default, but can be made global by explicit mention of the target namespace. Modified/indexed/selective assignment updates the most local definition.

Examples

Basic usage

Common examples (boxing on, and index origin is 0): <syntaxhighlight lang=apl>

     ⎕←mat←(1 2 3)(1 2 3)

┌─────┬─────┐ │1 2 3│1 2 3│ └─────┴─────┘ </source>

Indexed assignment

Individual elements can be updated using index assignment: <syntaxhighlight lang=apl>

     mat[0]←1
     mat

┌─┬─────┐ │1│1 2 3│ └─┴─────┘ </source> A semicolon is necessary when dealing with a matrix: <syntaxhighlight lang=apl>

     mat←3 3⍴⍳9
     mat

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

     mat[0 1;]

0 1 2 3 4 5

     mat[0 1;0 1]←0
     mat

0 0 2 0 0 5 6 7 8 </source> For higher-rank arrays, the number of semicolons needed is one less than the array rank.

Modified assignment

Some dialects allow placing a function the the immediate left of the assignment arrow: <syntaxhighlight lang=apl>

     var←42
     var+←1
     var

43 </source> <syntaxhighlight lang=apl inline>var+←1</source> is essentially equivalent to <syntaxhighlight lang=apl inline>1⊣var←var+1</source> except that the result is shy.

Modified indexed assignment

Modified assignment can also be combined with indexed assignment: <syntaxhighlight lang=apl>

     mat←3 3⍴0
     mat

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

     mat[0 1;1]+←1
     mat

0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

     mat[1;1],←'x'
     mat

0 1 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 </source>

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