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Boxes are the main elements at stake in the composition of a patch. Each box type refers to a given functional component : a function, an object, a value, a program or sub program, and so on. Among these, function[1] boxes, and object or factory boxes[2] appear as major tools. They also are the most numerous ones. This section lists and describes each of these OM box types, their behaviour and use.

  1. Function

    A  portion of code within a larger program, which performs a specific task. Operates upon 0 or more parameters and returns a value.

  2. Factory Box

    A box used for creating an instance, or exemplar, of a given class within a visual program.

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