Saturday, 4 November, 2017 UTC


Kris Jordan:
Inspired by Clojure's multimethods, multimethod.js provides a functional alternative to classical, prototype based polymorphism.
multimethod.js builds functions which dispatch on arbitrary predicates in Javascript using a fluent style.
Multimethod iterates through each 'method' registered with when and performs an equality test on the dispatchValue and each method's match value.
I wonder whether a linear search for the dispatch value will scale. I prefer to see some kind of hash-map based solution. Is it possible to serialize the object to JSON and use the resulting String as a key?
Still, I enjoy seeing inter-language cross-pollination. It is also a nice translation from a functional language to a prototype language. The fluent interface does the job extremely well.
Kris Jordan deserves a follow on GitHub.
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