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Learning Swift by Andrew J Wagner

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Functions

All of the code we have explored so far is very linear down the file. Each line is processed one at a time and then, the program moves onto the next. This is one of the great things about programming: everything the program does can be predicted by mentally stepping through the program yourself, one line at a time.

However, as your program gets larger, you will notice that there are many places that reuse very similar or identical code that you cannot reuse using loops. Also, the more code you write, the harder it will become to reason in your head about what it is doing. Code comments can help with that, but there is an even better solution to both of these problems and they're called functions. A function is essentially a named collection ...

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