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On 02 Feb 2005, at 21:53, E S wrote:

> In my current project, one of the main paradigms is code such as in
> the following example. I'm wondering if there's a Ruby/OO designation
> for it so that I wouldn't have to always show some excerpt when
> describing the project. It's sort of an inverse continuation passing
> scheme (which, in itself, isn't exactly a prime OO term).
>
> def three()
>   return lambda { |s1, s2| puts s1 + s2 }
> end
>
> def two()
>   return lambda { |s1| three().call(s1, 'world!') }
> end
>
> def one()
>   return lambda { two().call('Hello ') }
> end
>
> one().call        # "Hello world!"

Its called "Currying".

http://c2.com/cgi/wiki/Curry?CurryingSchonfinkelling

Not an OO term, but a functional programming term.

> Anything? Input on the style welcome, too, by the way: is this hard to
> understand/unintuitive/there's a better way/etc.?

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