Fizzbuzz fun in Scala: A straightforward implementation

In previous articles of this series, I examined various implementations and meanwhile experimented with others at different levels of abstraction. However, before delving into those, I wanted to present what I believe to be the most straightforward approach, which allows for easy reading and extension.

Code can be run using Scala CLI. Save a copy of a complete example in e.g. FizzBuzz.scala and run it like: scala-cli run FizzBuzz.scala.

The below example makes use of simple functions:

// Commenting the Scala 3 version / Scala CLI directive:
//> using scala 3.3.1

@main def fizzbuzz(): Unit =

  def fizzbuzz(n: Int): List[String] =
    // a lazy list's elements or only evaluated when needed
      // create a lazy list counting infinitely from 1
      // map to a tuple where first element will hold the result
      .map(i => ("", i))
      // implement FizzBuzz the logic using easy to read functions
      .map((s, i) => if i % 3 == 0 then (s + "Fizz", i) else (s, i))
      .map((s, i) => if i % 5 == 0 then (s + "Buzz", i) else (s, i))
//    easy to extend:
//      .map((s, i) => if i % 2 == 0 then (s + "Bazz", i) else (s,i))
      // convert the tuples to a list of Strings
      // empty strings are turned into the index number
      .map((s, i) => if s.isBlank then i.toString else s)
      // take the request number of elements
      // remove this line and the next line will never terminate
      // here we turn the lazy list into an eager, evaluated list
  end fizzbuzz

  fizzbuzz(20).foreach(fb => print(fb + ","))
end fizzbuzz

Note how much easier it is to extend than if you would these `if-else` statements:

def shout(i: Int): String =
    if (i % 15 == 0) "FizzBuzz" else
    if (i % 3 == 0) "Fizz" else
    if (i % 5 == 0) "Buzz" else