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C++ Primer, Fifth Edition by Barbara E. Moo, Josée Lajoie, Stanley B. Lippman

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Defined Terms

ambiguous call Compile-time error that results during function matching when two or more functions provide an equally good match for a call.

arguments Values supplied in a function call that are used to initialize the function’s parameters.

assert Preprocessor macro that takes a single expression, which it uses as a condition. When the preprocessor variable NDEBUG is not defined, assert evaluates the condition and, if the condition is false, writes a message and terminates the program.

automatic objects Objects that exist only during the execution of a function. They are created when control passes through their definition and are destroyed at the end of the block in which they are defined.

best match Function selected from a set ...

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