higher-order function

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higher-order function

(HOF) A function that can take one or more functions as argument and/or return a function as its value. E.g. map in (map f l) which returns the list of results of applying function f to each of the elements of list l. See also curried function.
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The model also revealed higher order functions in a surprising way.
Beginning with an overview of the Scala interpreter and key features, the volume covers a wide range of topics including control structures and functions, classes and objects, packages and imports, operators, higher order functions, collections, Scala processing, XML processing, parsing, and delimited continuations.
0 Working Draft 14 June 2011: Support for group by, try/catch expressions to handle dynamic errors, multiple where clauses, higher order functions, outer for clause.
In the third trimester, higher order functions are most affected.
The higher order functions such as wholesaling, personal and professional services are in limited number.
2) Here I want to flesh out (or flesh in) those higher order functions.

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