Design Study: Function InterfacesFunction InterfacesFunction Interfaces

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Parameter Passing & Value Returning Passing & Returning

This cheat sheet illustrates when/where one should use references, const, pass-by-value, etc. for some common (but of course not all) cases.

You should of course try to avoid direct access to class member variables, because you lose control over the interplay between this one member's state and the state of the other class members.