A general process for solving a category of problems.
A value provided to a function when the function is called. This value is assigned to the corresponding parameter in the function.
- Function Body¶
The sequence of statements inside a function definition.
Using an expression as part of a larger expression, or a statement as part of a larger statement.
Pertaining to a program that does the same thing each time it runs given the same inputs.
- Dot Notation¶
The syntax for calling a function in another module by specifying the module name followed by a dot (period) and the function name.
- Flow of Execution¶
The order in which statements are executed during a program run.
- Fruitful Function¶
A function that returns a value.
A named sequence of statements that performs some useful operation. Functions may or may not take arguments and may or may not return a value.
- Function Call¶
A statement that executes a function. It consists of the function name followed by an argument list.
- Function Object¶
A value created by a function definition. The name of the function is a variable that refers to a function object.
The first line of a function definition.
- Import Statement¶
A statement that reads a module file and creates a module object.
- Module Object¶
A value created by an import statement that provides access to the data and code defined in a module.
A name used inside a function to refer to the value passed as an argument.
Pertaining to a sequence of numbers that appear to be random, but are generated by a deterministic program.
- Return Value¶
The result of a function. If a function call is used as an expression, the return value is the value of the expression.
- Void Function¶
A function that does not have a return value.