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# Not exactly an Algorithm

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If the memory cell whose address is 5 contains the value 8, what is the difference between writing the value 5 into cell number 6 and moving the contents of cell number 5 into cell number 6?
Netmaster

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[b][red]This message was edited by Josh Code at 2003-2-20 4:51:19[/red][/b][hr]
: If the memory cell whose address is 5 contains the value 8, what is the difference between (writing the value 5 into cell number 6) and (moving the contents of cell number 5 into cell number 6)?
: Netmaster
:
both situations, before and after:
cell 5 has the value 8

situation 1:

cell 6 has its value set to 5

situation 2:

(cell 6).value = (cell 5).value
(cell 6).value = 8

values afterwards:

situation 1:
cell 5 has the value 8
cell 6 has the value [red][b]5[/b][/red]

situation 2:
cell 5 has the value 8
cell 6 has the value [red][b]8[/b][/red]