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One way to create a curry function. Currying: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currying
module.exports = curry;
function curry (f) {
var arity = f.length;
var params = [];
var end = createEnd(f, arity);
return createCurried(params, arity, end);
}
function createEnd (f, arity) {
var src = 'return f(';
for (var i = 0; i < arity; i++) {
src += (i ? ', p[' : 'p[') + i + ']';
}
src += ');';
var endCall = new Function ('f', 'p', src);
return function end (p) {
return endCall(f, p);
};
}
function createCurried (collected, arity, end) {
return function () {
var params = concat(collected, arguments);
return params.length < arity
? createCurried(params, arity, end)
: end(params);
}
}
function concat (a, b) {
var al = a.length;
var bl = b.length;
var c = new Array(al + bl);
var i;
for (i = 0; i < al; ++i) c[i] = a[i];
for (i = 0; i < bl; ++i) c[i+al] = b[i];
return c;
}
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commented Aug 1, 2014

Seems like it'd be pretty fast because it avoids fn.apply(). However, since this this curry() ignores extra arguments, it can't be applied to functions with optional params that aren't reflected in the function's arity (length). :(

We would have to allow devs to supply an optional arity param to curry():

// splice has arity === 2, but has additional optional params
var spliceWithOneInsert = curry(array.splice.bind(array), 3);
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commented Aug 1, 2014

Really cool. Here's a small variant that uses a dynamic compilation trick in order to give a name to the end function--might help during debugging.

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