in reply to Near-free function currying in Perl
Very nice meditation, Tom. Being a fan of functional programming myself, I really enjoy reading your meditations. However, being a user of OOP programming too, I despise namespace pollution. I like your idea, but I would like to see it be done without the need for creating new functions in the namespaces. This alone would make me not use this module desipte the fact I can see a number places something like this would be handy.
I suggested above (in response to dragonchild's thought on prototypes) the possibility of using attributes to defined the curry-ability of a function. I think this would be a nicer way to do things (assuming it is possible of course), since it would provide the transparent currying you are after (ala Haskell, Std ML, etc). For me, I would rather have the transparency, in fact I think I would even choose curry(\&func ...) over adding the '_c' to a function as well. Naming conventions are a very sensitive issue for many people and I would think even with having all the suffix and prefix options would still not be enough for some, me in particular ;-)
Again, excellent meditation, I really enjoy these.
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Re^2: Near-free function currying in Perl
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Nov 17, 2004 at 16:56 UTC