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- Subject: Re: (kick,ass): => kick( ass ) ::
- From: Pierre-Yves Gérardy <pygy79@...>
- Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2010 14:44:04 +0100
On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 14:25, joao lobato <email@example.com> wrote:
> Does Lua need a short lambda syntax? I like FP and lambda calculus as
> much as the next guy, but if you want a minimalist functional language
> what is wrong with Scheme?
Lua is already a powerful functional language.
There's nothing wrong with scheme, but the Lua VM has a lot of
advantages that Scheme environments don't have (AFAIK).
this syntax could also replace do blocks, for example:
You can also simply this pattern
if f then
(f or ():::)(args)
I actually use the former pattern with a nop=function()end declared in
the global environment, but once again, this syntax make things more
(f or nop)(foo, bar) looks alien to me.
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