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