On Monday, September 19, 2016 at 6:54:31 PM UTC+12, dieter wrote:
> Some time ago, we had a (quite heated) discussion here ...

I have noticed that people get very defensive about things they don’t 

> Often, functions returning functions are more difficult to understand
> than "first order" functions (those returning simple values only) --
> at least for people not familiar with higher abstraction levels.

Maybe if the alternative meant writing 200 extra lines of code (as in this 
case), they might feel differently...

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