In the preceding Chapter we have already seen the importance of subprograms (or procedures and functions) as an instrument to manipulate the flow of control in a program system. Thus, in this Chapter we should talk about procedures in more detail. We have to discuss methods for parameter passing, overloading and generic concepts, as well as implementation techniques. But we want to start with a brief overview on the basic ideas behind procedures.


Actual Parameter Formal Parameter Static Link Procedure Call Main Program 


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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernd Teufel
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  1. 1.FAW Ulm, Bereich BüroautomationFederal Republic of Germany

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