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A curry function without anything too clever (... because hunger is the finest spice)

browser support


If you don't know currying, or aren't sold on it's awesomeness, perhaps a friendly blog post will help.



var curry = require('curry');

//-- creating a curried function is pretty
//-- straight forward:
var add = curry(function(a, b){ return a + b });

//-- it can be called like normal:
add(1, 2) //= 3

//-- or, if you miss off any arguments,
//-- a new funtion that expects all (or some) of
//-- the remaining arguments will be created:
var add1 = add(1);
add1(2) //= 3;

//-- curry knows how many arguments a function should take
//-- by the number of parameters in the parameter list

//-- in this case, a function and two arrays is expected
//-- (fn, a, b).  zipWith will combine two arrays using a function:
var zipWith = curry(function(fn, a, b){
    return, i){ return fn(val, b[i]) });

//-- if there are still more arguments required, a curried function
//-- will always return a new curried function:
var zipAdd = zipWith(add);
var zipAddWith123 = zipAdd([1, 2, 3]);

//-- both functions are usable as you'd expect at any time:
zipAdd([1, 2, 3], [1, 2, 3]); //= [2, 4, 6]
zipAddWith123([5, 6, 7]); //= [6, 8, 10]

//-- the number of arguments a function is expected to provide
//-- can be discovered by the .length property
zipWith.length; //= 3
zipAdd.length; //= 2
zipAddWith123.length; //= 1

Sometimes it's necessary (especially when wrapping variadic functions) to explicitly provide an arity for your curried function:

var sum = function(){
	var nums = [];
	return nums.reduce(function(a, b){ return a + b });

var sum3 =, sum);
var sum4 =, sum);

sum3(1, 2)(3) //= 6
sum4(1)(2)(3, 4) //= 10


It's a (sad?) fact that JavaScript functions are often written to take the 'context' object as the first argument.

With curried functions, of course, we want it to be the last object. curry.adapt shifts the context to the last argument, to give us a hand with this:

var delve = require('delve');
var delveC = curry.adapt(delve);

var getDataFromResponse = delveC('');
getDataFromResponse({ response: { body: { data: { x: 2 }} } }); //= { x: 2 }


Like curry.adapt, but the arity explicitly provided:

var _ = require('lodash');
var map = curry.adaptTo(2,;
var mapInc = map(function(a){ return a + 1 })

mapInc([1, 2, 3]) //= [2, 3, 4]



npm install curry


define(['libs/curry.min'], function(curry){
    //-- assuming libs/curry.min.js is the downloaded minified version from this repo,
    //-- curry will be available here


If you're not using tools like browserify or require.js, you can load curry globally:

<script src="libs/curry.min.js"></script>
    <!-- curry available here -->



simple curry module, with nothing *too clever*, and full test coverage



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