Work has finally slowed down enough that I have inched my Scala based ray tracer along, just a tiny bit. I'm keeping the code on gitla...

January 27, 2020

My First Taste of Pattern Matching in Scala

I just got a taste of some pattern matching in Scala. It was not really like what I had scene in Elixir or Haskell, but seems straight forward enough. In this case we match on some String attributes:

What made it slightly awkward, I guess, was the have to explicitly use the "match" keyword to say "I'm going to match here", but use the full class name and attributes. I guess it is just a bit "weird" to my eyes. There very well may be slicker ways to do this when I get into the more "hard core" FP techniques that I assume I will see in this book (or another).

All in all, I'm still enjoying Scala and this is just another thing to file away in the Scala portion of my brain.

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