What are helper functions in C++?

“helper function” is not a term that you would find in a standard, neither it has an exact definition… standard mentions “helper class” or “helper template” few times to refer to a class, which is not meant to be instantiated by end-users but it provides an useful functionality internally used within another class. Helper functions … Read more

Terminology of Class “attribute” vs “member” vs “variable” vs “field” [closed]

Based on the variety of answers, Class “attributes”, “fields”, and “variables” are used relatively interchangeably but have nuanced distinctions that vary from person to person. As such, probably best to lump them together and not rely on the nuances. There’s consensus that a Class “member” includes methods as well as data, so it is distinct … Read more