Closure (computer science)

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A closure is a capability of certain programming languages. As with many terms relating to software, there are conflicting definitions of closure within the field of computer science. According to Martin Fowler: "Some people say that the term only applies to an actual value that includes bindings from its environment...Others use the term 'closure' to refer to a programming construct that has the ability to bind to its environment."[1]

The Ruby programming language article has a discussion of closures.


  1. "Closure". © Copyright Martin Fowler, all rights reserved (2007). Retrieved on 2007-09-17.