Another item ticked off the roadmap! Higher order values and higher order calls. That’s two items!

Now it is possible to capture higher order values. Let’s say we have a function such as:

func hello_msg(name : String) -> String {
    return "Hello " ++ name ++ "\n"

Now in another function’s body we can create a value pointing to the function.

f = hello_msg

And even call it:

s = f("World")

This is pretty simple stuff, but necessary for any expressive programming language. Next we’ll be adding more tests to make sure these values work if we put them inside other structures (like a list of functions). We also want to make sure that statically created data can refer to functions (currently it cannot). Statically constructed data also cannot refer to data cyclically; this may be a good thing. After that we’ll add closures (including lambdas), partial application, and allow data constructors to also serve as functions.