Partial Function Application -- Advantages over normal function?

Dave Angel davea at
Tue Jul 19 06:07:42 EDT 2011

On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM, Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn wrote:
> Dave Angel wrote:
>> On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
>>> def makeadder(y)
>>>      def _add(x): return x+y
>>> add2 = makeadder(2)
>> A couple of typos in that code:
>> def makeaddr(y):
>>       def _add(x): return x+y
>>       return _add
> I agree about the `return' statement, but not about the factory name; this
> has nothing to do with addresses (addr).

The two changes that I made deliberately were adding the colon and 
adding the return statement.  I'm not sure how the name got changed;  
that was accidental.


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