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Enrique Moreno Tent

Oh, well. Yes, you are right. What I wrote I meant it, just as a demonstration exercise, it might be over-engineered. But if it is a method that needs to be used multiple times across a code base, then yes, by all means, wrap it in a function to make it easier to re-use. There are indeed plenty of cases where reduce can help to build functions like smash or scan.