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A function is a name for a particular sequence of statements. The syntax for the function definition is:
name begin … end
where name is function name and ‘…’ represent a
non-empty list of valid
Notice that newline characters are obligatory after name,
begin and before the final
If the function accepts arguments, these can be referenced in the
function body using
$n notation (see section Positional Parameters). To return the value from the function
statement is used.
For example, here is a function that computes sum of the squares of its two arguments:
hypo begin return $1*$1 + $2*$2 end
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