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// return a square of the argument
function sqr( a )
   return a*a

// create an object that extracts the (base)nth radix of an argument
// i.e.
// tenth_radix = radix_of( 10 )
// > tenth_radix.extract( exp(50) )   --> extracts the tenth radix of 50^e

class radix_of( base )
   _base = base

   function extract( value )
      return value ** (1/self._base)

//create a functional "absolute" through the math sqr(x) operation
func_abs = .[ cascade .[      // this is the functional sequence operator
   sqr                        // our square argument
   radix_of( 2 ).extract      // get the extract method of an instance of square root.

// then call it
> func_abs( -4 )              // shall be 4

But also the reverse is possible, as functional constructs can be used as object members. For example:

// We'll use a singleton instance this time
object absoluter
   // a data to be filled by the functional operators
   _data = nil

   // and our functional operators...
   enact = .[cascade .[ self.set       // this will update self._data.
      self.square                      // and theese will use self._data
      self.sqrt] ]

   function set( value )
      self._data = value

   function square()
      self._data *= self._data

   function sqrt( value )
      return self._data ** 0.5

// let's see it in action
> absoluter.enact( -2 )    // shall be 2
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Last modified 24 May 2024