122 years ago today, reporter Nellie Bly embarked on a journey around the world, attempting to turn the fictional Around the World in Eighty Days (published 15 years prior) into fact.
I know "delayed by several weeks" must seem like an absurd concept for people growing up in the Age of the Tweet.
Anyway, she made it. 72 days. Nellie++.
As of today, it's possible to call closures in Yapsi. This thanks to the pioneering work done by patrickas++, the few gaps of which I helped fill in some hours into the night last night.
The work turned out to decompose into two steps:
First we made the parser distinguish between non-immediate and immediate blocks. We used to have only the latter kind; now we only consider statement-level blocks immediate.
Then we added the ability to call a closure. Voilà!
This is good news, because this lays the groundwork for subroutines in Yapsi, a big milestone. In fact, I'm going to go attempt subroutines now.