"You are creating a Function as Object using a Closure. How do you create instances of the object? [M]ake a function that returns your Function as Object. Give the function an Intention Revealing Name (Beck) such as make-object."

Same exercise--a function binding that returns a function, with the passed-in "balance" stored as a variable (var) inside the outer function scope, such that it is closed over by the inner function scope.

makeWithdraw =
  (do bal:
    var balance = bal;
    do amt:
      if amt <= balance then
        balance := balance - amt;
        throw new RuntimeException("Insufficient funds")

acctForEugene = makeWithdraw 100;
println (acctForEugene 10);   // 90
println (acctForEugene 10);   // 80

Last updated: 16 March 2022

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