Of what use is 'lambda'???
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Mon Sep 25 04:47:52 CEST 2000
Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> That's true in C and Inform, but I think both are traditionally
> regarded as procedural.
One can certainly declare "procedures" in C that do not return anything
(declare a function as returning void), so that's not true of C.
> Is the difference that the returned
> value is always significant? Or is there more?
It's that everything is done by returning values. Functional languages
don't employ side effects to get things done.
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