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Subject: Re: [boost] phoenix::bind
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-02 17:34:25


Giovanni Piero Deretta wrote:
>> I'm not an expert on modern FP, but the above lambda doesn't seem like a
>> classic lambda (as in lambda calculus and Lisp) to me.
>> Now that I've seen what Phoenix can do, I think that, were I to design a
>> Boost.Lambda2, I'd probably go with a classic lambda of the form
>> lambda( _x, _y )[ _x + _y ]
>> where the inner _x + _y is not a function object, and it is the lambda[]
>> that turns it into one. (That is, the evaluation of an inner expression
>> would be done with eval(expr, args...) and not with expr(args...).)
> Oh yes please! Unfortunately I think that this would require major
> surgery of phoenix...

+1 from me for that syntax.

I don't think that it will actually require major surgery after all. It
really just requires a small adjustment of the environment.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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