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Re: [Austin-Clojure-Meetup] What is Currying? A good blog post on it

From: Artie G.
Sent on: Saturday, February 15, 2014 8:52 AM
Explaining currying is a good thing. Pointing to that particular source may not be.

The idea of currying goes back at least to Frege, who noticed that a function of n variables could be looked upon as a function of one variable, the result of which could be applied to n-1 variables. 

Colloquially speaking, a curried function is one to which you can give the arguments that you've got, and it will return a function expecting the arguments it still needs.

A language like Haskell does this as part of its nature (that is, of course Professor Curry's first name -- which, word is, he never liked), in some languages it's nearly impossible to achieve (at least clearly), in Clojure, owing to its Lisp heritage, it's easy and pretty natural. 

[and that's enough for a Saturday morning]


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