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Writing Groups of Functions

To perform complex tasks you need careful design. Large, complex functions are not only more difficult to understand and debug than simple functions, but they can also hide tasks that are common to other activities.

Cicode functions allow a modular approach - complex tasks can be organized into small functions, each with a single, clear purpose. These small functions can then be called by other functions, or called directly in commands and expressions. In fact, any function can call - and be called by - any other function.

For example, you might need to write a set of functions for handling alarms. To perform any action on an alarm, you first need to know which alarm. You would identify the alarm in a separate function, and call this function from the other functions.