more flexible partial application
waldmann at imn.htwk-leipzig.de
Thu Jan 26 05:14:29 EST 2006
> Or would (f _ x) y and f _ x y maybe be different? That would fix the
> problem above, while introducing another. Please, no!
I think the original problem (want to omit lambda notation
in a few cases) does not need to be fixed.
Functions with too many parameters are bad style anyway, in most cases
there should actually be a record type for them. See Code Smell: long
parameter list, Refactoring: introduce parameter object.
e. g. http://wiki.java.net/bin/view/People/SmellsToRefactorings
On the other hand, standard OO languages do not have partial evaluation
so perhaps this changes the idea a bit. The question is, how much.
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