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Composition of Functions

Just as with mathematical functions, C++ functions can be composed, meaning that you use one expression as part of another. For example, you can use any expression as an argument to a function:

    double x = cos (angle + pi/2);

This statement takes the value of pi, divides it by two and adds the result to the value of angle. The sum is then passed as an argument to the cos function.

You can also take the result of one function and pass it as an argument to another:

    double x = exp (log (10.0));

This statement finds the log base e of 10 and then raises e to that power. The result gets assigned to x; I hope you know what it is.

Last Update: 2005-12-05