map with fn - anonymous function

work in progress, sorry

(map (fn [arg] (+ arg 5)) [1 2 3 4 5])

There is a syntactic short-cut for the anonymous function that does not require a name for the arguments

#(+ %1 5)

Adding this into our previous expression we can see that its still quite readable and helps keep the code clean.

(map #(+ arg 5) [1 2 3 4 5])

anonymous function naming

Anonymous functions can not be referred to by name and must be used in-line with an expression. The fn function can be given a name, however, this is only available in the scope of that function definition, it cannot be used to refer to that function definintion outside of that defninition. The name assingment within a fn definition enables the function to call itself, therefore creating an anonymous recursive function.

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