[XSL-LIST Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: Functional programming

Subject: Re: Functional programming
From: "davep davep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 06:34:46 -0000
Re:  Functional programming
On Mon, 5 May 2014 13:20:54 -0000
"Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx"
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 2:04 PM, davep davep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <
> xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> >
> >  Many functional programming
> > books begin by focusing on the more difficult concepts such as
> > recursion and immutability.
>
>
> They are not more difficult, they are just different

Read the archives of this list.

>
>
> > This book lets you dive right in to
> > functional programming by teaching the most useful implementation
> > concepts first.
> >
> >
> It would be fascinating (illuminating I doubt it) to discover what
> concepts the author considers to be more useful than recursion and
> immutability.

Then read the book?

>
> Forgive the skepticism but every time I have bought an FP book not
> written by an academic (i.e Practical this or Pragmatic that) I have
> regretted it.
>
> It's either golly gosh wow look at this new powerful stuff, or much
> like imperative programming books it's a very subjective take on what
> functional programming should be about.
>
> With very few exceptions  the best books on learning FP were all
> written at least 10 years ago.


That's a view.
Current Thread

PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!

Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
Email
First Name
Last Name
Company
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3
Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.