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RE: Programming style

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg47626] RE: [mg47597] Programming style
  • From: "tgarza01 at prodigy.net.mx" <tgarza01 at prodigy.net.mx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 04:15:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: tgarza01 at prodigy.net.mx
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

It is definitely worth the effort. Once you get used to it you'll never
want to hear about Do's and For's again. It is enormously more powerful,
and it's a beauty. I strongly recommend you spend a few hours learning
it(since you are an experienced programmer, your main effort will be in
changing your old paradigms). 

Tomas Garza
Mexico City

Original Message:
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From:  lorenzo.keegan at handbag.com
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
Subject: [mg47626] [mg47597] Programming style


Hello,

I am an experienced computer programmer having used ADA, C, Visual Basic
etc. for years.

Recently I bought the book "Mathematica - A Practical Approach", where
different
styles of programming are discussed, namely
Functional programming versus Procedural programming.

The book seems to suggest that most Scientist and "professional" Mathematica
users prefer the Functional programming approach.

For years I have been working with the "Procedural" method.

What are your feelings ? Is it worth the effort to learn the Functional
method ? Does it matter ?

Thanks for your time

Best Wishes
Laurence Keegan  


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