[plt-scheme] Some fine distinctions

From: Eric Tanter (etanter at dcc.uchile.cl)
Date: Tue May 12 16:29:04 EDT 2009

> Individually I think I know what they are but I would have a tough
> time if asked to distinguish.
> Currying vs Partial evaluation.

let me try my hands on this one:

currying is just about the possibility to pass arguments to a function  
in separate steps. Ie. passing a parameter returns a function that  
waits for the other parameters.

partial evaluation further implies that when you have a parameter that  
becomes known, you evaluate what you can of the resulting function.

-- Éric

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