Why functional Python matters
mwh at python.net
Wed Apr 16 23:30:17 CEST 2003
laotseu <bdesth at removethis.free.fr> writes:
> Paul Foley wrote:
> > On Tue, 15 Apr 2003 23:49:37 +0000, laotseu wrote:
> >>Even for OO programmers, functionnal features in Python are IMHO a
> >>great plus, and BTW functionnal and OO paradigm does not have to
> >>conflict (that would be functionnal vs imperative and object vs
> >>procedural). CLOS is one of the great system objects out here, and
> >>it's been implemented on top of a functionnal language,
> > Oh yes? Which functional language would that be?
> CLOS means Common Lisp Object System.
Paul knows that :-) I'd wager the point he was making is that Common
Lisp isn't "really" a functional programming language...
Ocaml would be a better example, I'd have thought.
In general, I'd recommend injecting LSD directly into your temples,
Syd-Barret-style, before mucking with Motif's resource framework.
The former has far lower odds of leading directly to terminal
insanity. -- Dan Martinez
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