I'm intrigued that Python has some functional constructions in the language.

namekuseijin namekuseijin at gmail.com
Sat May 9 02:16:35 CEST 2009


On May 8, 6:48 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l... at geek-
central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
> In message <gu269i$16i... at adenine.netfront.net>, namekuseijin wrote:
>
> > Carl Banks escreveu:
>
> >> 2. However, functional programming is cryptic at some level no matter
> >> how nice you make the syntax.
>
> > When your program is nothing but function definition and function
> > application, syntax is meaningless.
>
> On the contrary, syntax is vital to the correct interpretation of functional constructs. See, for example,
> <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2008-October/683816.html>.

Yeah, it's important in an imperative language to have predefined
syntax to allow you to do things.  Point taken.



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