Chapter 4, Data types
In this chapter we will discuss all the different ways to store data
in Pike in detail. We have seen examples of many of these, but we haven't
really gone into how they work. In this chapter we will also see which
operators and functions work with the different types.
There are two categories of data types in Pike: basic types, and
pointer types. The difference is that basic types are copied when
assigned to a variable. With pointer types, merely the pointer is copied,
that way you get two variables pointing to the same thing.