Procedures


Keywords that work with procedures.

Description:
These keywords control the declaration and definition of both module-level procedures and member procedures, how they are called, how arguments are passed and how their names are seen externally to other modules. Procedures can also be declared to be executed automatically before any module-level code is executed.

Declaration
Keywords that declare and define procedures.
Linkage
Keywords that specify how procedure names are seen by external modules.
Calling conventions
Keywords that specify how arguments are used when calling procedures.
Parameter passing conventions
Keywords that specify how arguments are passed to procedures.
Variadic Procedures
Macros that allow for an arbitrary number of arguments to be passed to a procedure.
Automatic execution
Keywords that specify automatic execution of procedures.
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous keywords.

Declaration
Declare
Declares a module-level or member procedure.
Sub
Specifies a procedure that does not return an argument.
Function
Specifies a procedure that returns an argument.
Overload
Specifies that the procedure name can be used in other procedure declarations.
Static
Specifies static storage for all variables and objects in the procedure body.
Const (Member)
Specifies a const member procedure in user-defined type definitions.
Static (Member)
Specifies a static member procedure in user-defined type definitions.

Linkage
Public
Specifies external linkage for a procedure.
Private
Specifies internal linkage for a procedure.
Alias
Specifies an alternate external name for a procedure.
Export
Specifies a procedure is to be exported from a shared library.
Lib
Specifies automatic loading of a library.

Calling conventions
Stdcall
Specifies the standard calling convention for BASIC languages, including FreeBASIC.
Cdecl
Specifies the standard calling convention in the C and C++ languages.
Pascal
Specifies the standard calling convention in the Fortran, Pascal and Microsoft QuickBASIC/QBasic languages.
Parameter passing conventions
Byref
Specifies passing an argument by reference.
Byval
Specifies passing an argument by value.
Any
Disables type-checking on arguments.

Variadic Procedures
... (Ellipsis)
Indicates a variadic procedure in a declaration.
VA_FIRST
Macro to obtain the argument list in a variadic procedure.
VA_ARG
Macro to obtain the current argument in a variadic procedure.
VA_NEXT
Macro to move to the next argument in a variadic procedure.

Automatic execution
Constructor (Module)
Indicates a procedure is to be executed before module-level code.
Destructor (Module)
Indicates a procedure is to be executed after module-level code.

Miscellaneous
Byref (function results)
Specifies that a function returns by reference rather than by value.
Call
Invokes a procedure.
Naked
Specifies that a function body is not to be given any prolog/epilog code
 


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