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Re: Real life uses for closures.(Reply to all respondees!)

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Feb 12, 2013 at 17:24 UTC ( #1018417=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Real life uses for closures.

Many thanks to all respondees for making me think hard.

There is a lot of guff written on the web about the importance of closures; mostly supported by a) largely opaque, academic arguments; b) partiality for particular languages that (first) support(ed) them; c) trivial textbook examples where their use can often be replaced by less esoteric language constructs.

Real life examples of why they are useful are hard to find.

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