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hey, ive recently come across function parameters, anyone able to tell me what they are and why they are used?
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You mean like

The '1' being the "function parameter?" Or do you mean something else -- the term "method argument" is more common in Java.
 
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I assume its the "method argument" although it calls it the function parameter.
 
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I'm not quite sure what you're asking. You pass arguments to a method to supply "inputs" for whatever computation it's going to do; are you asking something more than this?
[ August 06, 2003: Message edited by: Ernest Friedman-Hill ]
 
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