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A tool for re-ordering the arguments to functions (and other stuff too if you like)
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hot potato

hot-potato is a small utility for juggling around the order in which function arguments are passed.

The general usage is ((reorder map) [1 2 3] inc) => (2 3 4): hot-potato takes the input function map and returns a new function that messes around with argument order before passing them along; you can then invoke that function or pass it around as you would any other function.


reorder generally messes with the parameter order, and in the simplest case (seen above), it merely swaps the two arguments (generalized to reverse them if there are more than two). If you want more specialized behavior, you can supply an additional argument to reorder dictating how to permute the argument list. Integers cause arguments to be rotated/cycled: to the right for positive integers and to the left for negative. Maps swap arguments, so eg ((reorder {0 2} -) 1 4 6) invokes (- 6 4 1). For more fine-tuned swap-like behavior, you can use vectors: ((reorder [[0 1] [0 2]] +) 1 2 3) copies the 0th argument into slots 1 and 2, discarding the displaced arguments, so it will invoke (+ 1 1 1).


Reorder is built upon a generic permutation function called permute, which has the three above built-in implementations. If you would like to add additional permutation behavior, you can define a method of hot-potato.core/permute to modify the argument vector according to any data structure you like.


Permute does not work for infinite argument sequences, even in the cases where it could: it converts the arguments into a vector before doing any swaps. This makes implementing permutions simpler, but will probably be changed in a future version. In the unlikely case that you implement a new permutation and I introduce a breaking change to it, let me know

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