|In reply to Comment 210 (Gregg):
> Your "less clear" claim is manifestly untrue. If you can produce for me one
> person who was taught C programming before basic algebra,
But in algebra you don't learn the notion of "assignment", the '=' sign stands for equality, and is used in equations.
If we want to stay in the math field, an assignemnt like the one we're talking about is only talked about when studying theory of signals, and certainly not at this basic level.