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Home » Tip Bank » C++
Language: C++
Expertise: All
Jul 9, 1999

What is a Side Effect?

The Standard defines a side effect as a change in the state of the execution environment. Modifying an object, accessing a volatile object, invoking a library I/O function, or calling a function that does any of these operations are all side effects.

Danny Kalev
 
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