Interesting talk on Python vs. Ruby and how he would like Python to have just a bit more syntactic flexibility.
showell30 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 23 06:27:04 CET 2010
On Feb 22, 9:06 pm, Paul Rubin <no.em... at nospam.invalid> wrote:
> Steve Howell <showel... at yahoo.com> writes:
> > My gut instinct is that functional programming works well for lots of
> > medium sized problems and it is worth learning.
> I think it's worth learning because it will make you a better programmer
> even if you never use it for anything beyond academic exercises. It's
> just like playing Bach fugues in some of your practice hours will make
> you a better musician even if you are professionally a heavy metal rock
Well said, and your analogy is based in fact--some pretty awesome rock
guitarists have training in classical and jazz.
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