Use const variables as function parameters when po

This tip submitted by beyonddc on 2006-01-28 23:47:39. It has been viewed 17638 times.
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Use const variable as function parameter whenever is possible.

foo(const char *value)
*value = 10; // Error, because it is a constant.

The reason you want to pass a const variable into a function is to guarantee the function is not able to change the value that the pointer is pointing at.

It also helps readability because by reading the pass-in parameter of the function, you knew that the const char *value will not change.

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