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Re: Re: snippets

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  • 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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