Computer Programming Languages -- Variables

By Herbert J. Bernstein

© Copyright 2000 Herbert J. Bernstein

In mathematics variables are the quantities which can assume more than one value, as opposed to constants which have a fixed value. Variables are often used as parameters which determine the results obtained from functions. In working with computers, the term variable has been adopted as the asbtraction for a portion of memory within which different values may be stored at different times during the execution of a program.

Last Updated on 2 March 2000
By Herbert J. Bernstein