October 13, 2005
Search engine currying

For those keeping track, Rollyo may be the first ever commercialization of currying as something cool. Currying is the process of taking a function

f(arg1, arg2, arg3, arg4)
and defining the function f' as
f'(x) = f(x, arg2, arg3, arg4)

So a function of 4 arguments is used to generate a function of one argument (the number 4 is arbitrary and not part of the definition).
Rollyo does exactly that with Yahoo search operands. The 'arg2, arg3, arg4 part in this case consists of site:someurl localizations of search. What Rollyo adds on top is a nice interface to define the curried function and celebrity search curriers.
I didn't even know that Debra Messing could curry.

Posted by Claus at October 13, 2005 11:58 AM | TrackBack (0)
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