Paul Graham on Python hackers

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Tue Aug 10 15:56:41 CEST 2004


Bryan Olson <fakeaddress at nowhere.org> wrote in message news:<coWRc.5083$Wk2.301 at newssvr29.news.prodigy.com>...

> Functional?  Not so much.  In viable functional languages
> expressions/statement are evaluated primarily for their return
> values and not their side-effects.  (In purely functional
> languages, there are no side-effects).

I don't know enough about functional programming (FP) to argue. David
Mertz wrote some articles on FP in Python -- see
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-prog.html .



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