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Functional programming with GLib




Hi All,

A while back, I wrote some functions for functional-flavored programming
with GLib. It's fully documented[1], has tests, etc.

It would (for me at least) be useful to have some of these functions in
GLib-proper, but I suspect the GLib-maintainers are not /too/ eager to
accept contributions to GList... anyway, perhaps its useful for others.

As a simple example, suppose we want to calculate the sum of primes up
to 100 (a common task after all):

,----
| int    sum;
| GList *nums, *primes;
|
| nums   = gx_list_iota (100, 1, 1);
| primes = gx_list_filter (nums, (GXPred)gx_is_prime, NULL);
| sum    = gx_list_sum (primes); /* => 1060 */
|
| g_list_free (nums);
| g_list_free (primes);
`----

There's also folding, mapping etc. See a short article about this:
   http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/2015/10/04/functional-glists/
(2015?! time does fly). Am still developing it though.

Repo: https://github.com/djcb/gxlib
Docs: http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/gxlib/

Best wishes,
Dirk.

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