Pass by value and pass by reference apply to functions that accept formal arguments. A formal argument may be a value or a reference. The function's caller uses actual arguments and the calling convention determines how an actual argument is assigned to the corresponding formal argument.
If the formal argument is a value, then the value of the actual argument is assigned to the formal argument.
If the formal argument is a reference, then the address of the actual argument is assigned to the formal argument.
The nett effect is that when you pass by reference, both the formal and actual arguments refer to the same object. Whereas when you pass by value, the formal argument is a copy of the actual argument.
Some languages, like C, do not support the notion of a reference argument and only use pass by value semantics. However, C does support the notion of a pointer data type which is a variable that can store a memory address. The value of a pointer is therefore a reference and passing a pointer by value is the same as passing by reference. This is because when a pointer value is assigned to another pointer, the address (the value of the pointer) is copied, thus the two pointers refer to the same object.
C++ evolved from C and uses the same pass by value semantic by default. However, C++ also has a dedicated reference type that allows native pass by reference semantics. A reference differs from a pointer in that a pointer is a variable and therefore requires memory of its own to store the address it refers to. Thus a pointer has an address and a value, just like any other variable. But a reference does not have its own address because a reference is simply an alias, an alternate name for an object in memory. In other words, the address of a reference is the address of the object it actually refers to, in the same way that Billy could be alternate name for an object named William; they are one and the same object by different names. A pointer is not an alias, it is a completely separate object. Another key difference is that a reference cannot be reassigned, it must be initialised at the point of declaration. In this respect it is similar to the behaviour of constant pointer. Finally, a reference can never refer to a non-existent object, whereas a pointer can. When a pointer is no longer required it must be nullified by assigning it the value zero.
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Passing by value is where you pass the actual value (be it an integer, an array, a struct, etc.) to a function. This means that the value must be copied before the function is called and therefore the value in the caller cannot be modified within the callee. Passing by reference is where a reference/pointer to a value is passed to a function. The reference often takes up less space than copying the actual value (particularly when the value is a struct or an array) and allows you to manipulate the value in the caller within the callee.
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When we pass arguments my value, we are passing the value represented in the variable mentioned in the call, and not the variable itself. Therefore, any modifications made to that value will NOT be reflected in the variable mentioned in the call. Pass by reference, as the name suggests passes the reference of the variable mentioned in the procedure call. Any modifications made to the data of that variable is changed at the memory location of that data itself, and will be reflected in the variable itself, after the procedures completes.
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When you pass a parameter by value, you are creating a copy of the original variable and the receiving (method/function) cannot change the original value. When you pass by reference you are passing a pointer to the original object and therefore any changes are made to the original value.
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Call by value essentially passes a copy of an object's value whereas call by reference essentially passes the object itself. Pass by reference is the preferred method whenever possible as call by value will automatically invoke the object's copy constructor, which is often unnecessary, especially if the object is not affected by the function call (pass by constant reference).
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You should always pass by reference unless there is good reason not to. Passing by reference always passes the object itself whereas passing by value always copies the object. Copying complex objects can severely impact upon performance which is why programmers try very hard to never pass anything larger than the CPU can cope with (typically 4 bytes on a 32-bit system and 8 bytes on a 64-bit system). Since a reference is effectively the address of an object and has the same length as a pointer, you can pass by reference either by passing a pointer or by passing an actual reference, depending on the function signature. The difference is that when you pass a pointer, the pointer is actually passed by value and is therefore copied. Also, pointers must also be dereferenced which incurs an extra layer of indirection that you do not incur when passing by reference. When you pass by reference you pass the object itself.
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