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Computer Programming I - Chapter 7

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Address
A variable's location in memory where its value is stored.
Argument
A variable or value passed to a procedure.
Control class
The data type used to create a control object.
Documentation
Comments that describe a procedure and any preconditions or postconditions of the procedure.
Function procedure
A procedure that performs a specific task and then returns a value. Also referred to as "function."
Parameter
A variable declared in a procedure to accept the value or address of an argument.
Pass
Giving data to a procedure.
Postcondition
A statement of what must be true at the end of the execution of a procedure if the procedure has worked properly. Also referred to as "post."
Precondition
The initial requirements of a procedure. Also referred to as "pre."
Reference parameter
A variable declared in a procedure to accept the address of an argument. Reference parameters can alter the value of the variable arguments used in the procedure call.
Sub procedure
A set of statements that perform specific tasks. Event procedures and general procedures are Sub procedures.
Value parameter
A variable declared in a procedure to accept a copy of an argument. Value parameters cannot alter the value of the actual arguments used in the procedure call