The Difference Between Currying and Partially Applied Functions

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March 20, 2017 - 6:01am
In this article, I want to show a real difference between curried functions and partially applied functions in Scala. This question is pretty common for those developers who started learning Scala without previous experience in functional programming. Moreover, this blog post may be useful even for experienced Scala developers because, based on my experience, I have had an incorrect understanding of the difference between the curried functions and partially applied functions. So here is the most classic example of misunderstanding in the question of currying and partially applied functions. I wrote that article ~9 months ago. Since then, I've dived deeper into Scala and figured out what a curried function is and what a partially applied function is.

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