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Does the concept of "side-effect" predate functional programming?

The earliest usages of the term that I'm aware of are in regard to Algol 60, one of the first languages to be (or attempted to be) defined by a specification. When people started implementing it, they ...
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Is frontend slang term is it used in teaching in univ

Front-end and back-end are very common terms, with several meanings. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontend_and_backend They are jargon, not slang. You should use them rather than periphrases.
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Why is there a difference between the meaning of the word 'statement' in programming and linguistics?

The reason is very simple. In computer science, as well as in many other sciences, concepts are given names without much recourse to linguistic and historic significance of the name. This is not to ...
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The relationship between a perfect binary tree and a complete & full binary tree

Here is the relevant text on that book, sixth edition. Perfect Binary Trees A perfect binary tree is one that is both full and complete. All leaf nodes will be at the same level, and this level has ...
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