A function (also called a procedure, method, subroutine, or routine) is a portion of code intended to carry out a single, specific task.

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Mapping enum to function - request / response library encapsulation

I'm writing code for an embedded device - specifically, a camera. The idea is different camera manufacturers can implement the code so it properly works with their camera. Here, I'm encapsulating the ...
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Returning nested array with added key=>value

This works, but do I have to make a new array, result, or is there a way to just insert the field I need into each $key of the ...
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C# Property or Method to obtain information about a collection? [migrated]

Suppose I have a MyList class which extends ObservableCollection<MyObject> where ...
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Optimizing method and removing useless code

I have such function which is parsing beautiful soup elements: ...
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Updating necessary data using just one function

My objective is to update necessary data using one function instead of having different functions to update different fields. So, I've created one and I think this is not really elegant, efficient or ...
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Return type as int or bool from function returning booleans [closed]

int func (int a, int b){ if(a < b){ return false; // or 0 } else { return true; // or 1 } } Given the above function, or another ...
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Drawing and Painting a Menu Component

I have produced a working menu component for a project I'm working on, but would like to reduce the amount of code used and improve the methods - especially in the Paint implementation - still ...
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Taking data from staging table and inserting into target tables

I have the below mentioned function written in plpgsql which is working fine. I want someone to review it and let me know how can I improve its performance. This function takes data from staging ...
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Scalability of running commands from user input

Here is some code I have that has been extracted and shrunk down from a project of mine. ...
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Test if Excel is open without relying on catching an error

Getting a hook on an open instance of Excel is something I do all the time. I'm now questioning if I'm doing this the best way. I'm particularly concerned with the fact that I rely on the ...
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Soccer winning probabilies from ELO strength indicator

What can I do to improve this function, which calculates the win expectancy of a soccer team, given their strength: ...
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How to organize a paint cost calculator using functions?

This is the task I was given after completing my program. I don't have a clue what procedures and functions are to be honest. Therefore I have no clue on how to break down my program into different ...
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Series of repetitive content-loading functions

A friend helped me put the following code together. As can be seen, it's made up of a series of repetitive loadContent() functions. I've just shown the first two ...
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How can I optimize my insert function for the cuckoo hash table?

I'm working on class for a hash table where collisions are corrected using cuckoo hashing, I had difficulty writing the insert function, the function is supposed to insert the key if the ...
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jQuery animate opacity, fade, & slide up page load effect

This is the first time I've actually made my own jQuery script from scratch, because I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. My code works how I want it to, although I don't know if I did it ...
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Default arguments for functions in Python [closed]

I was wondering what is the convention for return default types for python functions for e.g the below should Official return ...
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Hangman game with hard-coded word or phrase

I feel that this implementation can still be simplified. I've tried to keep variable scopes low and have used as much of the standard library as I could. It currently works with a hard-coded word or ...
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This snippet of scheme calculates a value in pascal's triangle

I'm working through SICP and have implemented exercise 1.11 (Pascal's Triangle). What I'm curious about here is performance considerations by defining functions within the main function. I would ...
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How can I optimize this string function so that it could work on very large strings?

I want to build a function which finds the longest substring that is common between two large strings, I want to do this using the first two functions. I'm running it on very large strings (containing ...
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Add user star function triggering PHPmailer email optimisation

The function below simple allows a logged in user to "star" another user for convenience when trying to find the that user another time. At the moment the function works as it should, it inserts the ...
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Preferred way to return to main menu [closed]

When we have function calling other functions for example a main menu calling a sub-menu and we want to exit the sub-menu and get back to the main menu (point of calling), do we use ...
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Splitting a list by indexes

I am trying to build an efficient function for splitting a list of any size by any given number of indices. This method works and it took me a few hours to get it right (I hate how easy it is to get ...
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Page loader function

This is the function which I wrote and am currently using in my project. I want to know if there is a better way to write it: ...
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Similar methods using loops

Is it recommended to combine two similar methods into one? ...
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Project Euler #3 - largest prime factor

I was going through the Project Euler problem #3 and made a program to solve it. The problem is as follows: The prime factors of 13195 are 5, 7, 13 and 29. What is the largest prime factor of ...
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Pattern to avoid Variable Functions?

I have some PHP code where I use Variable functions to call the right function. I need to build a chart array (for example), and the chart array that comes out has a fixed format. But the data that ...
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When should I consider the number of my method arguments too big?

I'm writing a simple Pong game, I have a method bounce() that makes everything run: the ball, the paddles, score etc. and it uses 12 arguments: 3 counters, 2 ...
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How do I avoid duplicated code in these overloaded functions?

I have the following overloaded functions. All the code is the same as except for their format (%s v.s %lu), so I couldn't use ...
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Eliminating repetitiveness in code to test hash functions

I usually take my school code as a playground to mess around with things. I was given a bunch of premade hash functions and had to test their output and find when they reach a specific lower range. ...
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Optimising and consolidating multiple PHPMailer functions

So the two functions below both send emails via PHPMailer but both hold different messages (which use different data from the db). I was just wondering (as I plan to use PHPMailer more) a way to ...
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Test 2 time ranges to see if they overlap

I am doing a project for school and had to create a function to check if 2 time ranges overlap. I searched the net a bit but failed to find a simple function to do that. I played around a bit with my ...
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Implementation of atoi()

I implemented the atoi() function! Here is my code: ...
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PDO sign up function inserting data into multiple tables

This is a sign up function called on form submission. It firstly inserts key user data into the users table. If successful, secondary data is then inputted into ...
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Fix base64 data URI scripts function

So I noticed Chrome has quirky behaviour when it encounters script tags whose src is a base64 value. I decided to write a quick ...
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Using classes vs. using functions

I am trying to learn how to tell if my code will be better off creating a class as opposed to using many functions. I am a new Python programmer trying to get the hang of when classes should be ...
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Test whether or not a 4x4 matrix is a magic square

Here is what I have. I have it outputting most of the sums just so I can check there values. I think the problem is with the value of the elements in the array storing the column sums. I would greatly ...
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Trying to convert an extended Array.prototype to a function

I got a random image rotator working by using the following script (demo). But I was told that it is a bad practice to extend Array.prototype. And it does. It ...
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Command line reverse polish calculator

Write the program expr, which evaluates a reverse Polish expression from the command line, where each operator or operand is a separate argument. For ...
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Return value when the requested variable returns null

I have a method that returns a list from a HTML page: ...
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Functions that converts day of year to month and day and reverse with error checking

There is no error checking in day_of_year or month_day. remedy this defect. Here is the solution: ...
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Reducing multiple function calls [closed]

I can't quite figure out the best way to approach this. So I have a validation function that contains various other functions inside of it for validating email, phone and zip. This works fine but it ...
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Checkbox Group Function and Usage

In CodeIgniter, I have created function (helper) to populate, store and retrieve checkbox group. I just wonder if I have written code is in proper way and optimized or needs some more finishing? ...
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Orchestrate.io Client API Design

I've written a Python client for a new NoSQL database as a service product called Orchestrate.io. The client is very straightforward and minimal. It uses the requests library, making the underlying ...
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implementations of strncmp, strncat, strncpy

Write versions of the library functions strncpy, strncat and strncmp, which operate on ...
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Advice needed for scopes in JavaScript

I would like to connect this "JS" to Bugzilla (example: bugzilla.mozilla.org or landfill.bugzilla.org). I started to learn JS language today and I would like to ask you: How can I not do bad ...
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Shorten a sorting function

I have this function: ...
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Parsing function is 50 lines long

This is a parsing function that will at tildes (~) to end of search terms in certain circumstances. Example an inputs and outputs: Input: Output: name:(john doe) ...
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Functions that return a variable

I'm simple looking for what the general preference is between the below options: anon function directly to variable ...
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Merging the results of two functions

I have a class which extends another class and override one of its parent methods. ...