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Answers to Self-Review Exercises


a) object. b) class. c) .h d) type, name. e) data member. f) access specifier. g) void. h) getline. i) binary scope resolution operator (::). j) #include.


a) False. By convention, function names begin with a lowercase letter and all subsequent words in the name begin with a capital letter. b) True. c) True. d) False. Such variables are called local variables and can be used only in the member function in which they are declared. e) True. f) True. g) True.


A local variable is declared in the body of a function and can be used only from the point at which it is declared to the immediately following closing brace. A data member is declared in a class definition, but not in the body of any of the class's member functions. Every object (instance) of a class has a separate copy of the class's data members. Also, data members are accessible to all member functions of the class.


A parameter represents additional information that a function requires to perform its task. Each parameter required by a function is specified in the function header. An argument is the value supplied in the function call. When the function is called, the argument value is passed into the function parameter so that the function can perform its task.

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