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; Joy of Clojure pp85-86
(defn neighbors
([size yx] (neighbors [[-1 0] [1 0] [0 -1] [0 1]] size yx))
([deltas size yx]
(filter (fn [new-yx]
(every? #(< -1 % size) new-yx))
(map #(map + yx %) deltas))))
; usage
(def matrix
[[1 2 3]
[4 5 6]
[7 8 9]])
(map #(get-in matrix %) (neighbors 3 [0 0]))
;=> (4 2)
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cfeduke commented Jan 28, 2014

The key to understanding this is that it is method overloading by the arity of the arguments.

SO answer explaining arity overloading
Dave Newton: so you're either passing in a size and yx, or the delta and the same two things

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