Of what use is 'lambda'???

Suchandra Thapa ssthapa at harper.uchicago.edu
Tue Sep 26 09:30:01 CEST 2000


Kragen Sitaker <kragen at dnaco.net> wrote:
>- functional programmers are a bunch of academics who think up
>  impractical ideas like garbage collection, arbitrary-precision
>  numbers, massively parallel computers, and programming languages that
>  compile into hardware designs, while procedural programmers get real
>  work done, with a schedule and a budget to overrun.  Real work like
>  payroll.
    
    That's not quite true since Ericcson uses their functional language
Erlang to write software for their telecom gear and other mission critical
stuff.

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