The functor call may be omitted if the method being called is non-static.
The functor call may be omitted if the method being called is non-static and the object is represented by a simple variable.
functor in Technology
In category theory, a functor F is an operator on types. F is also considered to be a polymorphic operator on functions with the type F : (a -> b) -> (F a -> F b). Functors are a generalisation of the function "map". The type operator in this case takes a type T and returns type "list of T". The map function takes a function and applies it to each element of a list. (1995-02-07)