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<tomnor>We say that assignment is not very common in lisps (or scheme)
<tomnor>But let constructs are common I think
<tomnor>Isn't that a kind of assignment(s)?
<dthompson>variable *mutation* is what is less common
<dthompson>i.e. using 'set!'
<dsmith>From a Python perspective, yeah, let is kind of like an assignmen, but it's because Python doesn't have a let. Assignment does dual duty of both mutatation and creating a new binding.