Partiality *

Controversial? Perhaps; Opinionated? Certainly.

They are two different pairs of shoes. One is about application and the other is an inherent property of the definition.
Partial application or a partially applied function, is a function that is in the middle of being applied to its parameters and hence in some form incomplete. A partial function on the other hand is a a function that is not total i.e partial. What's a total function? We go into the details below.

Links to talks and other things.
The talks are listed in a reverse chronological order.

`f :: Int→Int→Int`, f is a function that takes two `Int`s and returns an `Int`, that’s the short story.
Reading type signatures is the first step to understanding what a function does or how a complex program is composed together. It took me some time to get my head around them and I have seen people struggle with them, especially developers coming from dynamic languages. Even for developers from strongly typed languages like Java they are alien. The text makes them more accessible. My recommendation would be to plough through it without accessing the references in footnotes and then re-read it more slowly with references. If something is still unclear or could be improved - do reach out (@ppurang).

Derived from [Coco]( and very like [CoffeeScript]( Even comes with it's own prelude.
[LiveScript]( and its related []( aren't exactly [Roy]( or [PureScript]( but do bring in much needed Haskell flavour to JavaScript. No strong static types here; just some syntax, like currying, pattern matching etc., to mitigate some of the pain and boilerplate in the Javascript land.

Life is more partial than total - depending on which coloured glasses one has on.
This blog is about fondness for certain topics. It isn't about prejudices, discrimination or unfairness. Another take is through the eyes of partial functions: despite due-diligence there might be certain aspects that one misses when putting an argument across the table i.e. your take on a subject is partial and not complete.