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Named output parameters vs return values

Which code is better: // C++ void handle_message(...some input parameters..., bool& wasHandled) void set_some_value(int newValue, int* oldValue = nullptr) // C# void handle_message(...some ...
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Function that modifies an argument, should I return the modified object?

We have a function that modifies a JS object, by adding some custom properties to it. The function doesn't return antyhing addTransaction: function (obj) { obj.transactionId = ...
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Is using “out” or “ref” parameters in Java methods to return extra values bad?

I happened to create a mutable class like this: class Mutable<T> { private T value; public Mutable() { this.value = null; } public Mutable(T value) { this.value = value; } T ...