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       Builtins::copy - Copy a value


       any copy( any x )


       x The value to copy


       Create  a  deep  copy  of  any  value.  Contrasting with assignment, which creates another
       reference, this function traverses the entire structure and creates a  clone.   Note  that
       this function is not pure, as even called with the same input, it returns a different copy
       each time.

    a = [5,6,7];
    myFunction(a); // pass by shallow copy
    myFunction(copy(a)); // pass by deep copy

       Copying a structure containing a foreign pointer (for example a database or  file  handle,
       or  a  piece  of binary data) will copy the pointer but will not copy the contents of that


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