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Functions

Simple Function Declaration#

Declaring functions in Loop is easy, you just use the fun keyword accompanied by it's arguments and function body. For example:

fn(one, two, three) {  // Body}

If you'd like to call a function again (which is it's primary use-case of course). Then you can assign a function to a variable, which is as easy it sounds.

// Notice the "var fn ="var adder = fn(one, two, three) {  return one + two + three}
// Now you can call the function like this:adder(1, 2, 3) // Returns 6

Closures#

"A closure is a record storing a function together with an environment" - Wikipedia

Because functions are considered first-class in Loop it means they can also contain their own environment. Creating a function automatically creates an environment for that function. Take this as an example:

var closure = fn(x) {  var num = x  return fun(y) {    return x * y  }}
var outer = closure(100) // Returns a function referenceouter(10) // Returns 1000