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What is the difference between Function and Procedure?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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H.Harper

H.Harper

Answered Mar 02, 2020

A major difference between function and procedure is that a procedure does not return a value, while function can return a value. The procedure does well to execute a command or carry out a function, while on the other hand, function usually has a return statement in it. A function is also called as a segment of an expression. Using the calculation of the area of a circle as an example, when you as a user call for the function, it will pass the data, which is the area of a circle that you inputted and will return the area of the circle also to you.

On the other hand, in the procedure, you can pass the radius of a circle to it, it will not return any data to you, but will input the radius into a table. A function is a subroutine or named code block that is used exclusively by C-based languages, while the procedure is a named code block also, which is used by Basic-based languages, and pass-through parameters or accepts input and output.

 

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