Anonymous Accessors

It is common to store a value, such as a list, in a variable before accessing its contents. However, you can also access elements on inline values directly using an anonymous accessor.

To create an anonymous accessor, replace the variable name in the accessor with an expression enclosed in (). Write the rest of your access path as normal.

Both getters and setters can be made anonymous; however, anonymous setters must include at least one index or key.

Example 1

# Create two lists
<$list1 = (:1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8)>
<$list2 = (:a;b;c;d;e;f;g;h)>

# Create a function that returns one of two lists

# Call [get-random-list] and get the 4th item (index 3) of the returned list
<([get-either-list])/3> # Returns either '4' or 'd'

Example 2

# Get the first letter of a string literal
<("hello")/0> # Returns 'h'