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Re: Functional programming?

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  • Subject: [mg92031] Re: Functional programming?
  • From: amzoti <amzoti at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 06:10:25 -0400 (EDT)
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On Sep 13, 2:58 am, AES <sieg... at stanford.edu> wrote:
> I suggest it might be instructive if some of the functional programming
> proponents on this group could provide us DO-looping old timers with a
> brief summary or tutorial as to what is really meant by, or involved in,
> "functional programming"?
>
> --- especially as this concept might relate to building programs to do
> calculations involving multi-stage real-world engineering or technical
> problems
>
> --- and especially as it might relate to programs that are going to be
> developed in an evolutionary process and that in the end, rather than
> being built into some long-term library, are maybe only going to be run
> or executed a few times before the person involved (e.g., an engineer,
> or scientist, or other real-world individual, not a "programmer") moves
> on to some other totally different task or assignment.

I know this book is a little dated, but it has a chapter on the matter
and also was a very good book for Mathematica in general.

http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/Books/3788/

HTH ~A


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