I want to store a reference to a scalar variable (in perl parlance)
in another variable and then assign a value to the stored variable. I
have done this for contiainers by simply assigning the container to the
ref = a = 
ref = ‘x’
leaves a == ‘x’
as it should.
I want to be able to do something similar but using a simple variable
instead of an array. E.g. in perl
$ref = $a
$$ref = ‘x’
but I can not find anything about explicitly dereferencing a variable.
what I have done in the mean time is to use an array and only use the