Complete Definition of "shallow copy"

English

Noun
shallow copy

  1. computing A copy of a data structure which shares any linked structures with the original

#: If you modify that, you'll modify all the shallow copies of the header that points to it

Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
to shallow-copy

  1. To make a shallow copy of.

#: The bug came from trying to shallow-copy a mutable structure.

See also
deep copy

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