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Welcome to Software Development on Codidact!

Will you help us build our independent community of developers helping developers? We're small and trying to grow. We welcome questions about all aspects of software development, from design to code to QA and more. Got questions? Got answers? Got code you'd like someone to review? Please join us.

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Q&A Terms for types of functions with respect to side effects

Mathematically, the purpose of a function is to return an output. However, in a programming context functions often have side effects. It is even common to call functions for the side effects alone...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A What is Backus–Naur form as applied in computer programming?

What is Backus–Naur form as applied in computer programming? From Wikipedia In computer science, Backus–Naur form (/ˌbækəs ˈnaʊər/) or Backus normal form (BNF) is a metasyntax notation for cont...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by r~~‭

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Q&A Did functional programming predated Object oriented programming or rather the opposite?

By "functional" I don't mean "procedural" (i.e. I don't mean to programming which is done solely or primarily with these data structures commonly known as "functions" but are actually procedures), ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by nelson777‭