Outline for January 24, 2018

Reading: §4

  1. Functions [hello.py]
    1. What functions are
    2. Defining them
    3. Using them
  2. Quick look at using them [quad.py]
    1. Passing values to functions
    2. Returning values from functions
  3. In more detail: passing values to functions [args.py]
    1. Formal parameters in subject definition
    2. Actual parameters (arguments)
    3. Matching arguments to formal parameters
    4. Local variables
  4. In more detail: how Python does function calls [quad.py]
    1. Caller suspends execution at point of call, remembers where it left off
    2. Formal parameters assigned values from actual parameters
    3. Execute function body
    4. Return control to where caller left off
  5. Refactoring code
    1. Compute the perimeter of a triangle [peri0.py]
    2. Collapse similar statements: make the distance between 2 points a function ["peri1.py]
    3. Collapse similar statements: make the prompts a function [peri2.py]
    4. Refactor for clarity only: make the perimeter computation a function [peri3.py]
    5. Add error checking: “peri0.py” done right [peri-c.py]
  6. Add error checking: “quad.py” done right [quad-c.py]

Matt Bishop
Department of Computer Science
University of California at Davis
Davis, CA 95616-8562 USA
Last modified: Version of January 23, 2018 at 2:16PM
Winter Quarter 2018
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