Posts tagged ‘slightly philosophical’

Reduce (fold) for the imperatively minded

Decorative PictureThe reduce or fold function is a concept in functional programming languages which can be used to simulate looping behaviour without the need for a real loop, and in particularly without the need for any explicit variables. I believe it originated in the field of functional programming languages, where getting rid of any form of ‘state’ seems to be an overriding aim.

I suspect that, with suitable training, one may be able to grasp the meaning of a (more…)

March 16, 2008 at 10:12 pm Leave a comment


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