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Function vs. Procedure

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg37114] Function vs. Procedure
  • From: Steven <hattons at speakeasy.net>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:20:49 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

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 
approaches? 

Is this basically the recursive verses iterative distinction?

Why would one chose one approach over the other?

STH


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