Updatable, single entry, one-short thunks and lambda

Joachim Breitner mail at joachim-breitner.de
Thu Mar 17 12:16:19 UTC 2016

Dear list,

in the literature, the code and the comments, I often find these
 * updatable
 * single-entry
 * one-shot
applied to thunks, functions, closures and lambda expressions on
various levels

I have the impression that these are indeed plain synonyms (resp.
antinyms) when it comes to thunks and other closures, and indicate
whether a dynamic instance of this closure is going to be entered once
or more than once, while "one-shot", when applied to a lambda
expression (or, by extension function argument), indicates that this
lambda expression is _called_ at most once for every _evaluation_ of

Is that about right, or are there more pitfalls around?


Joachim “nomeata” Breitner
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