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- Subject: Re: Why does this work? <SOLVED>
- From: Steve Litt <slitt@...>
- Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 00:26:25 -0500
On Friday 04 February 2011 00:04:46 Geoff Leyland wrote:
> On 4/02/2011, at 5:56 PM, Steve Litt wrote:
> > Thanks Geoff,
> > I think it does help. So I define my new function print() as taking
> > argument str, so obviously when the program is run str is "Hello World".
> > Then I pass that str to oldprint(), which is a reference to print(),
> > which has already been defined as taking an argument, so no further
> > definition or declaration needed.
> > Does that about sum it up?
> Yep. "oldprint(), which is a reference to *the original* print()"
> If none of these functions were called "print" or anything like it, and
> there weren't languages where print was part of the language and not just
> a function, I think it'd all be much simpler to understand.
OK, I think I have it. Thanks.
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