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I have recently run into a peculiar problem. I have a global variable called board (2d array). And within a function, I have a local variable called modboard, which I set to be equal to board:
var modboard=board
Then I change something about modboard:
But for some reason, that same change is applied to board. I do not understand why that happens or how to fix that. Please help.

Godot version 3.2.1
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so you see, array is usually a pointer(or a list of them), and by "copying" an array you just copy to pointer for later use, you want to actually copy the array, and its sub-arrays, to do that you need to use Array.duplicate(true) so you will have a deep copy(meaning every sub-array is also being duplicated instead of a pointer)

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Thanks, that makes sense.

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