At the beginning of this chapter, we saw that a function can take input parameters. Before we delve into all possible type of parameters, let's make sure you have a clear understanding of what passing a parameter to a function means. There are three key points to keep in mind:
- Argument passing is nothing more than assigning an object to a local variable name
- Assigning an object to an argument name inside a function doesn't affect the caller
- Changing a mutable object argument in a function affects the caller
Let's look at an example for each of these points.
Take a look at the following code. We declare a name
x in the global scope, then we declare a function
func(y) and we call it, passing
x. I highlighted the call ...