Would it possible and appropriate for Julia to extend functionality of function definitions to include ones like this?
function f(x, z = y^2) y = 2x return x + y + z end
It would need to evaluate the default value of
z as the (second) last command for the function
f since the value of its dependent variable
y could get changed anytime during the function call.
Is it possible and appropriate to design such functionality? I feel like there may be potential clashes somehow (which I haven’t been able to think of yet, but maybe something like default interdependent variables e.g.
function g(x, z = 2y, y = 3z) ... end) but those could be parsed as errors.