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What's the difference between Functions with and without arguments?

I kind of understand the arguments when I see them, but I'm not sure yet when should I use functions with or without arguments.

1 Answer

Martin Cornejo Saavedra
Martin Cornejo Saavedra
18,132 Points

Well, it depends of the purpouse of the function. If the output of the function is always going to be the same, for example, a function that prints Hello there, the there is no argument needed.

def hello():
    puts 'Hello there!'

def hello(name):
    puts 'Hello there {}'.format(name)


Laurens Sandt
Laurens Sandt
3,513 Points

The output of the function need not be the same. In fact it could be random number generator and the outcome would be the same as in a random number and different as in a different number