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How do i 'curry' in scala

Trilochan Bharadwaj
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OK, first of all, I am admitting that I am not experienced with Scala at all, After buying Venkat's book, which I must admit is really hot! I tried a few things in first 4-5 chapters I guess (this is more of coding and less of reading ... ), anyways, I was able to intuitively (beauty of Scala?) do anonymous functions and invoke them, however i can't figure out how do i define a lambda expression so as to speak, or something which takes function as an argument or returns a function or both... the whole notation (I decided to not read by skipping chapters, (there's a functions chapter in the book ...), but couldn't resist doing it myself first =) .. I wrote this but it didn't compile:

Any suggestions?

Trilochan Bharadwaj
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Joined: Feb 02, 2009
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OK, I searched this forum and got an excellent link:
Functions in Scala
Garrett Rowe
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I'm not sure what you were going for, but as you saw in that blog posting, to define a method that takes a function argument you use either one of the following equivalent methods.

You can call it with either a named method, or by an anonymous function:

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Gabriel Claramunt
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Joined: May 26, 2007
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Looks like currying is something different than what you where trying to accomplish.
Currying is simply the transformation of a function with multiple parameters into another function with only one parameter that returns a function of the remaining parameters.
In Scala, if you want to write curried functions, you just separate the parameters with parenthesis.
If the normal(uncurried) function is:

then, the curried version is:

A while ago, I did a blog entry on currying in Scala vs Haskell

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I agree. Here's the link:
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