Fundamentals of Computer Science I: Media Computing (CS151.01 2008S)

Class 44: Higher Order Procedures

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Held: Monday, 21 April 2008

Summary: We visit the topic of higher-order procedures, one of the most important techniques in languages like Scheme. Higher-order procedures are procedures, like map, that take other procedures as parameters, return other procedures as values, or both.

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Background: Guiding Principles

Background: A Related Philosophy

The following is variant of something John Stone says ...

Two Motivating Examples

Procedures as Parameters

Procedures as Return Values

Encapsulating Control

Concluding Comments

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