(side-)effects and ...
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Sun Jul 5 22:37:56 CEST 2015
On 2015-07-05 15:36, Tim Chase wrote:
> On 2015-07-05 20:29, Stefan Ram wrote:
> > But why do we not have a common and well-known term for
> > the counterpart, that something does not modify the state
> > of the world, but that the state of the world does
> > influence the value (behaviour) of a call such as
> > »datetime.datetime.now().time()«?
> I believe the term is "idempotent"
Though I've also heard the term "pure function" for a similar meaning.
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