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This may lead to problems when imperative languages allow side effects – changes to variables made by expressions, for example, when a function changes a non-local variable by assignment to one of its parameters or to a global variable. If the order in which subexpressions are evaluated is unpredictable, then the order in which side effects occur is unpredictable. This makes it very hard to understand, develop and debug programs which utilize them. If commands’ expressions do not refer to each other, then the command execution order does not matter.
This is known as function composition or nesting. In imperative languages, commands may change the value associated with a name by a previous command 35 so each name may be and usually will be associated with different values while a program is running. In imperative languages, the same name may be associated with different values. In functional languages, names are only introduced as the formal parameters of functions and given values by function calls with actual parameters. Once a formal parameter is associated with an actual parameter value there is no way for it to be associated with a new value.
In general, imperative languages have fixed command execution orders. Pure functional languages lack assignment and so the values associated with names never change. Thus, there are no side effects and function calls cannot change the values associated with common names. Hence, the order in which nested function calls are 38 carried out does not matter because function calls cannot interact with each other. For example, suppose we write functions in a style similar to Pascal: In a functional language, in the function call: the order in which A(D), B(D) and C(D) are carried out does not matter because the functions A, B and C cannot change their common actual parameter D.