Are you interested to know the differences between the Methods and Functions in C++? Well, if it is true then you have landed on the right page. But before going for the explanations of Methods and Functions, lets first discuss C++ which developed by Bjarne Stroustrup.
An Insight to C++C++ is a middle-level intermediate language which means it is compatible with both lower level and higher-level language.
C++ previously named as C with classes and later on get the name as C++. So as C++ derived from C only, hence C++ is the superordinate for C i.e. any program written in C is legally a C++ program too. C language which is the mother language of all programming languages is not the pure object-oriented language, it is semi an object-oriented programming language because the main function is outside from the main class. It supports object-oriented programming with all its concepts like object, class, inheritance, polymorphism, abstraction,
Understanding Differences between Methods and FunctionsThe instance of the class is an Object, so if I talk about what is the object and classes let’s take an example if Car is a class and variables are speed, petrol, and price then comes functions like slowdown(), gearchange() and brake() etc. and then created an object of this class as Sedan which uses its variables and functions of it by giving the values to it.
In other words, we can say that the state and behaviour of an entity are called object. It can be logical as well as physical.
A logical entity which is a collection of objects that are called class.
C++ methods are denoted as functions means methods are similar to functions just have the different name.
There is a slight difference in the method and function is that method is called by the reference variables whereas function does not have any reference variable.
There is no return type in methods but functions have its own return type. The function always returns some value back from where it has been called but the method does not return any value back.
Summary -C++ is a semi-object-oriented language because the main function is outside of the main class. The difference between the method and function is method is an advance word of function and its use in the modern language like Java.
The method has no return type and it is called by the reference variable but the function has the return type and does not have any reference variable. There is much more to explore for you in C++. Enhance and grasp perfectly by joining ADMEC Multimedia Institute, a leading platform for learners in the arena of multimedia designing.
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