Nicholas Fey thinks this is interesting: C’s design facilitates this approach, encouraging you to develop program units called functions to represent individual task modules. From C Programming Philosophy from C++ Primer Plus by Stephen Prata Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional Released: October 2011 Note Purpose of functions? Share this highlight http://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/c-primer-plus/26057/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of C++ Primer Plus and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.