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Function vs. Procedure

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  • Subject: [mg37114] Function vs. Procedure
  • From: Steven <hattons at>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:20:49 -0400 (EDT)
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Is there a logically fundamental difference between functional and 
procedural programming?  What I mean to ask is, can we do exactly the same 
thing with purely functional approaches as we can with purely procedural 

Is this basically the recursive verses iterative distinction?

Why would one chose one approach over the other?


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