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Re: Potluck dish - Simple functional reactive programming

From: Thompson, David
Subject: Re: Potluck dish - Simple functional reactive programming
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:56:56 -0400

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 11:46 AM, Panicz Maciej Godek
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> it's been over a month, and I finally had an opportunity to take a
> closer look at your signal library (and also the video demonstration
> available at your blog). I have to say that I'm truly impressed with
> the code and grateful for it, and I find it very inspiring.
> However, if it comes to the names that you chose for various routines,
> I find them quite puzzling. I mean signal-map, signal-filter and
> signal-fold.
> I understand that while map works on lists and has its stream
> counterpart defined in SICP, your idea was that the "collection" that
> signal-map iterates over is a temporal sequence of changes, or
> consecutive states that a program takes during its execution, which
> are represented by signals.
> I wanted to say that this name is a little bit confusing and propose a
> better one, but after giving it a thought I concluded that the names
> are really excellent and the concept is brilliant, so thanks again :)
> M.

Thanks!  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  I got my inspiration from the Elm
language (  Feel free to email about any
comments/criticism to help me improve the API. :)

- Dave

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