02 Oct '12, 1pm

Clojure: Avoiding Anonymous Functions

Clojure: Avoiding Anonymous Functions

Clojure's standard library provides a lot of functionality, more functionality than I can easily remember by taking a quick glance at it. When I first started learning Clojure I used to read the api docs, hoping that when I needed something I'd easily be able to remember it. For some functions it worked, but not nearly enough. Next, I went through several of the exercises on 4clojure.org and it opened my eyes to the sheer number of functions that I should have, but still didn't know. 4clojure.org helped me learn how to use many of the functions from the standard lib, but it also taught me a greater lesson: any data transformation I want to do can likely either be accomplished with a single function of clojure.core or by combining a few functions from clojure.core. The following code has an example input and shows the desired output. There are many ways to solve this proble...

Full article: http://blog.jayfields.com/2012/10/clojure-avoiding-anonym...

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