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When should I use REF and when to use OUT?

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I am confused about using REF and OUT. Can anyone please explain me when I should be using REF and OUT.
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A REF Parameter must be initialized before calling the function, whereas an OUT parameter does not.

Ref - the variable must be initialized before calling the function and will be modified by the called function.

Out - the variable does not need to be initialized before calling the function and will be initialized inside of the function.

A good example in the following link:

ref and out the inside story
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