Re: Re: snippets

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg89753] Re: [mg89708] Re: snippets*From*: "peter lindsay" <pl.0 at mac.com>*Date*: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 05:47:22 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <g1o8fd$hd4$1@smc.vnet.net> <200806110716.DAA14875@smc.vnet.net>

>> > Murray, > > Can I suggest that people should be taught BOTH procedural and > functional code. This is because procedural code can be very useful for > messy problems - where the arrays are not going to be processed in a > nice uniform way. Sure, there will probably be a functional equivalent, > but it may be quite hard to formulate. > > Procedural code also provides a comforting link with C and Fortran > programming experience - a bit like learning to ice skate by holding on > to the barrier! > > David Bailey > http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk > > I completely agree with this - we shouldn't unnecessarily restrict people to particular programming paradigms. There are dangers in blindly following a programming "creed". Peter

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