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Arguments are also functions? You bet!

Until now, we have been dealing with expressions returning a nullary function. Arguments, on the other hand, evaluate to an N-ary function. An argument represents the Nth argument. There are a few predefined arguments arg1, arg2, arg3, arg4 and so on (and it's BLL counterparts: _1, _2, _3, _4 and so on). Examples:

arg1 // one-or-more argument function that returns its first argument
arg2 // two-or-more argument function that returns its second argument
arg3 // three-or-more argument function that returns its third argument

argN returns the Nth argument. Examples:

int i = 3;
char const* s = "Hello World";
std::cout << arg1(i) << std::endl;        // prints 3
std::cout << arg2(i, s) << std::endl;     // prints "Hello World"

(See arguments.cpp)

Learn more about arguments here.