References and pointers do the same thing as I know. Is there any difference between them? If there is no difference, why we call them reference not pointer?
And how does it (or does not) correspond to "polymorphic"? Occasionally I see this notion like in: Implement and represent polyadic operations. I checked Wiktionary but it only gives a general ...
I wrote a function and I'd like to find out if it is an implementation of some functional programming pattern or construct. I'd like to find out the name of this pattern or construct (if it exists)? ...
What's the proper term for a function inverse to a constructor - to unwrap a value from a data type?
Edit: I'm rephrasing the question a bit. Apparently I caused some confusion because I didn't realize that the term destructor is used in OOP for something quite different - it's a function invoked ...
I've been messing around with functional programming languages for a few years, and I keep encountering this phrase. For example, it is a chapter of "The Little Schemer, which certainly predates the ...