Interesting talk on Python vs. Ruby and how he would like Python to have just a bit more syntactic flexibility.

Paul Rubin at nospam.invalid
Tue Feb 23 00:00:08 CET 2010

John Bokma <john at> writes:
> In my class there where basically 2 groups of people: the ones who got
> functional programming and the ones who had a hard time with it. The
> latter group consisted mostly of people who had been programming in
> languages like C and Pascal for years; they had a hard time thinking
> functionally. 

I've heard it expressed this way (paraphrased): functional programming
has a steep unlearning curve.

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