Mutability

Mutable means that a memory location can be reassigned new values.

Related concepts:  ValueAssignmentVariable

Closest Wikipedia entry:  Immutable object — In object-oriented and functional programming, an immutable object (unchangeable object) is an object whose state cannot be modified after it is created. This is in contrast to a mutable object (changeable object), which can be modified after it is created. In some cases, an object is considered immutable even if some internally used attributes change, but the object's state appears unchanging from an external point of view.

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Misconceptions about Mutability
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