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December 04, 2020 [OT] What do you think about declaring functions with lambda syntax? | ||||
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Example: import std.stdio, std.algorithm, std.array, std.conv ; ulong factorial(ulong n) => n>1 ? factorial(n-1)*n : 1 ; T[] sorted(T)(T[] xs) => xs.length == 0 ? [] : xs[1..$].filter!(x=> x < xs[0]).array.sorted ~ xs[0..1] ~ xs[1..$].filter!(x=> x >= xs[0]).array.sorted ; void main() => [5,6,7,2,3].sorted.map!(i=>i.to!ulong.factorial).writeln ; |

December 04, 2020 Re: [OT] What do you think about declaring functions with lambda syntax? | ||||
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Posted in reply to ddcovery | On Friday, 4 December 2020 at 11:12:23 UTC, ddcovery wrote: > Example: > ... This is more functional :-) import std.stdio, std.algorithm, std.array, std.conv ; pure ulong factorial(ulong n) => n>1 ? n * factorial(n-1) : 1 ; pure T[] sorted(T)(T[] xs) => xs.length == 0 ? [] : xs[1..$].filter!(x=> x < xs[0]).array.sorted ~ xs[0..1] ~ xs[1..$].filter!(x=> x >= xs[0]).array.sorted ; void main() => [5,6,7,2,3].sorted.map!(i=>i.to!ulong.factorial).writeln ; |

December 05, 2020 Re: [OT] What do you think about declaring functions with lambda syntax? | ||||
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Posted in reply to ddcovery | ```
On Friday, 4 December 2020 at 11:12:23 UTC, ddcovery wrote:
> Example:
>
> import
> std.stdio,
> std.algorithm,
> std.array,
> std.conv
> ;
>
> ulong factorial(ulong n) =>
> n>1 ? factorial(n-1)*n : 1
> ;
>
> T[] sorted(T)(T[] xs) =>
> xs.length == 0 ? [] :
> xs[1..$].filter!(x=> x < xs[0]).array.sorted ~
> xs[0..1] ~
> xs[1..$].filter!(x=> x >= xs[0]).array.sorted
> ;
>
> void main() =>
> [5,6,7,2,3].sorted.map!(i=>i.to!ulong.factorial).writeln
> ;
It is really ugly and doesn't help readability. It looks like another language.
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December 05, 2020 Re: [OT] What do you think about declaring functions with lambda syntax? | ||||
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Posted in reply to ddcovery | On Friday, 4 December 2020 at 11:12:23 UTC, ddcovery wrote: > Example: There's a related proposal [1] and the NG discussion is there [2]. [1] https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/11833 [2] https://forum.dlang.org/post/cmgqwabzdqbtngmjidfw@forum.dlang.org |

December 05, 2020 Re: [OT] What do you think about declaring functions with lambda syntax? | ||||
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Posted in reply to IGotD- | ```
On Saturday, 5 December 2020 at 00:55:23 UTC, IGotD- wrote:
>
> It is really ugly and doesn't help readability. It looks like another language.
For me it is absolutely wonderful and totally readable (expressive)... this is the way I like to write code when possible and this is, basically, D.
Yesterday, I found myself writing this:
ulong factorial(ulong n){return
n>1 ? n*factorial(n-1) : 1
;}
Lambda notation is "syntax sugar" that compiler can transform to "{return ... }" transparently
You choose your favorite one for each situation (like f(x) or x.f() or x.f, or like named parameters that will be introduced in future versions of D)
Dart already offers this capability.
// named function c like notation
int factorial(int n) { return ...; }
// named function lambda notation
int factorial(int n) => ...;
// Anonymous function c like notation
final int Function(int) f = (n){ return n*n; }
// Anonymous function lambda notation
final int Function(int n) f = (n) => n*n;
Scala does something similar (not really lambda notation, only the possibility to remove brackets because "return" is implicit)
def factorial(n:Int):Int = if (n>1) n * factorial(n-1) else 1;
def factorial(n:Int):Int = { if (n>1) n * factorial(n-1) else 1; }
In typescript and python you can assign a lambda to a variable and refer it from the body
// Typescript
const factorial = (n:bigint)=> n>1? n*factorial(n-1):1;
// Python
factorial = lambda n : factorial(n-1)*n if n>1 else 1;
This is not the est solution, but this is something (simple and effective)
As DConf2020 exposed "D, the functional programming language nobody is talking about". In my opinion, the possibility of functions without brackets/return would be a good reinforcement.
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December 05, 2020 Re: [OT] What do you think about declaring functions with lambda syntax? | ||||
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Posted in reply to user1234 | ```
On Saturday, 5 December 2020 at 03:06:02 UTC, user1234 wrote:
> On Friday, 4 December 2020 at 11:12:23 UTC, ddcovery wrote:
>> Example:
> There's a related proposal [1] and the NG discussion is there [2].
>
> [1] https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/11833
I love it!!!
Thanks
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