Clarify some jargon for me? - Programmers Heaven

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!


Welcome to the new platform of Programmer's Heaven! We apologize for the inconvenience caused, if you visited us from a broken link of the previous version. The main reason to move to a new platform is to provide more effective and collaborative experience to you all. Please feel free to experience the new platform and use its exciting features. Contact us for any issue that you need to get clarified. We are more than happy to help you.

Clarify some jargon for me?

I want to make sure I get my lingo straight.

I know it's possible to declare functions with the same name if their parameter lists are different. My question: Are function parameter lists a part of their [b]identifiers[/b], or does "identifier" refer [italic]strictly[/italic] to its name? (Therefore, it would make sense to say, "It's possible to have more than one function with the same identifier...")

Is there any difference between "identifier" and "name" that I should know about? Or "identifier" and "symbol"?

Similarly, is a function "declaration" and "prototype" the same thing, or do they differ in some way?

Sign In or Register to comment.