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Some batteries Python didn't come with - including a pipe operator et al

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coppertop - some batteries python didn't come with


The purpose of the coppertop pipe operator is to allow code to be written in a more essay style format - i.e. left-to-right and top-to-bottom. The idea is to make it easy to express the syntax (aka sequence) of a solution.

Pyramid style (c.f. Barbara Minto) declarations are harder to do in python so this has not been attempted.

@pipable provides for a few different syntaxes but here we focus on the three main ones unary, binary and ternary.

partial application

syntax: f(..., a) -> f(...)
where ... is used as a sentinel place-holder for future arguments

unary - takes 1 piped argument and 0+ called arguments

syntax: A >> f(args) -> f(args)(A)

from coppertop import pipeable
from coppertop.std import _, anon

def addOne(x):
    return x + 1

def appendStr(x, y):
    assert isinstance(x, str) and isinstance(y, str)
    return x + y

1 >> addOne
"hello" >> appendStr(_," ") >> appendStr(_, "world!")

1 >> anon(lambda x: x +1)
binary - takes 2 piped argument and 0+ called arguments

syntax: A >> f(args) >> B -> f(args)(A, B)

from coppertop import NotYetImplemented
from coppertop.std import each, inject

def add(x, y):
    return x + y

def op(x, action, y):
    if action == "+":
        return x + y
        raise NotYetImplemented()

1 >> add >> 1
1 >> op(_,"+",_) >> 1
[1,2] >> each >> (lambda x: x + 1)
[1,2,3] >> inject(_,0,_) >> (lambda x,y: x + y)
ternary - - takes 3 piped argument and 0+ called arguments

syntax: A >> f(args) >> B >> C -> f(args)(A, B, C)

from coppertop.std import both, assertEqual

[1,2] >> both >> (lambda x, y: x + y) >> [3,4] >> assertEqual >> [4, 6]
as an exercise for the reader
[1,2] >> both >> (lambda x, y: x + y) >> [3,4] 
   >> each >> (lambda x: x * 2)
   >> inject(_,1,_) >> (lambda x,y: x * y)
   >> addOne >> addOne >> addOne
   >> to(str) >> appendStr(" red balloons go by")
   >> assertEqual >> ???

In progress - Julia style multi-dispatch with an algebraic type system

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