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Closures in Groovy

Joe Harry
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http://groovy.codehaus.org/Closures

Referring to the link above, what big difference does a closure makes when we compare it with a normal function?


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Josh Brown
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From the link above:

"Closures may be 'bound' to variables within the scope where they are defined"

In addition to that, you can pass a closure as an argument to a method. Then that method can call your closure. This means you can give a method some block of code, and the method can execute that block of code.

I'd recommend reading the Formal Definition on the Groovy site.
[ April 10, 2008: Message edited by: Josh Brown ]

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Joe Harry
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Hey, I got to understand this. Anyways, thanks for your reply!

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