Function Call

  • (noun): A call that passes control to a subroutine; after the subroutine is executed control returns to the next instruction in main program.

Some articles on calls, functions, function, call, function call:

Tail Call - Implementation Methods - Through Trampolining
... the stack, even if the back-end compiler does not optimize tail calls ... a piece of code that repeatedly calls functions ... All functions are entered via the trampoline ...
Curiously Recurring Template Pattern - Static Polymorphism
... will take advantage of the fact that member function bodies (definitions) are not instantiated until long after their declarations, and will use members ... void static_sub_func } This technique achieves a similar effect to the use of virtual functions, without the costs (and some flexibility) of dynamic polymorphism ... To elaborate on the above example, consider a base class with no virtual functions ...
Stub (distributed Computing)
... piece of code used for converting parameters passed during a Remote Procedure Call (RPC) ... The main idea of an RPC is to allow a local computer (client) to remotely call procedures on a remote computer (server) ... different address spaces, so conversion of parameters used in a function call have to be performed, otherwise the values of those parameters could not be used ...
Kernel Marker
... Code which wants to hook into a trace point first calls int marker_probe_register(const char *name, const char *format_string, marker_probe_func *probe ... essentially of a C preprocessing macro which added, in the instrumented function, a branch over a function call ... By doing so, neither the stack setup nor the function call are executed when instrumentation is not enabled ...

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