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Re: Why "arguments"?

by sparkyichi (Deacon)
on Jul 26, 2005 at 14:50 UTC ( #478224=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why "arguments"?

From dictionary.com:
6.Computer Science. A value used to evaluate a procedure or subroutine.

I think this is derived from #5:
Mathematics. - The independent variable of a function.
or #7:
Linguistics. - In generative grammar, any of various positions occupied by a noun phrase in a sentence.

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