Flashcards in Section 2 - Programming Deck (7)
What are variables used for?
To temporarily stored data values using identifiable names
Define what is meant by string concatenation
Joining together two or more strings
Give two reasons why a programmer might want to use random numbers in a computer game
So that the game is different each time it's played
So that the game is unpredictable and challenging
What is a data structure?
A data structure is a format for storing multiple data values under one variable name
Give two reasons why a programmer might choose to store data in an external file
So that the data is not lost when the program is closed
So that the data can be sent to other people/stored on an external storage device
Define what is meant by a parameter
A parameter is a special variable that passes data into a subroutine