Functional Card Deck in C#

October 11, 2018c#fp

I've been inspired lately by Mark Seemann's series of posts about Applicative Functors. One of the latest posts is an example about creating a full deck of cards. Most of posts up to this point have contained a C# example but for some reason this one didn't. This inspired me to take a shot at it.

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A neat way to curry in C#

May 25, 2018c#fp

I was reading an older blogpost from Mike Hadlow about Partial Application in C# in which he discusses how Partial Application can be implemented in C# via Currying. Although I appreciate his example of implementing currying via extsion methods, the syntax is hideous. There is a suggestion in the comments though that I found to be a much better solution.

// Define a local function Add.
int Add(int a, int b) => a + b;

// Here we do the currying.
Func<int, int> add3 = (b) => Add(3, b);

// This will print 5.

// Curry one more time so that we have
// a function that simply produces 5.
Func<int> five = () => add3(2);

// This will also print 5.

Lambda Collection Wrappers

April 26, 2018c#fp

I've been reading a lot as of late about functional programming and I try to incorperate as much as possible into my everyday programming. One trick that I've definitely started using is wrapping collections in lambda functions.

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