re: Functional programming basics part 1: Pure function VIEW POST

re: Unfortunately the signature wont make this function pure. Why not?


There is nothing to do with the signature of a function.

A function is pure if and only if

  1. The returned value is calculated only with the arguments
  2. It does not change any thing outside of a function (side effect)

So in your example, assuming process(var1, var2) will make some side effect somewhere else in the program, it is not a pure function.

However, if process do not make any changes, then it will still be a pure function.

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