Paramorphism

Paramorphism

[par-uh-mawr-fiz-uhm]
A paramorphism (from Greek παρα, meaning "close together") is an extension of the concept of catamorphism to deal with a form which “eats its argument and keeps it too”, as exemplified by the factorial function.

References

  • Erik Meijer, Maarten Fokkinga, and Ross Paterson. Functional Programming with Bananas, Lenses, Envelopes, and Barbed Wire

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