Ben Knoble - 9 months ago 40

Scala Question

I recently started working with *Functional Programming in Scala* and am learning Scala in the process. While attempting one of the Chapter 2 exercises to define a function that curries another function, I ran into this:

If I write

`def curry[A,B,C](f: (A,B) => C): A => B => C =`

a: A => b: B => f(a, b)

then I get

Chapter2.scala:49: error: ';' expected but ':' found.

a: A => b: B => f(a, b)

_______^

one error found

BUT if I write

`def curry[A,B,C](f: (A,B) => C): A => B => C =`

a => b => f(a, b)

then it compiles fine, with no warnings, and works. What's the difference?

Answer

You just need to enclose your variables in parentheses. In your example, you can write:

```
def curry[A,B,C](f: (A,B) => C): A => B => C =
(a: A) => (b: B) => f(a, b)
```