Function currying

Given a function call sum(1)(2), write a function with currying and without currying.

With currying –

var sum = function(num1) {
  return function(num2) {
    return num1 + num2;

Without currying, we can create a sum function on the prototype object of Function. Since we will be using apply function to provide argument to the sum function, we will have to convert ‘argument’ array(which is not actually an array) to array so that we would be able to use concat function to combine both the arguments(num1,num2).

So we write this toArray function as below.

var toArray = function(args) {;

and we write sum function as below –

var sum = function(){
self = this;
var args = toArray(arguments);
 return function(){
  return self.apply(this, args.concat(toArray(arguments)))

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Pravin Varma

Tech Lead at Calsoft

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