[Tutor] using the reduce function

Danny Yoo dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri Jan 23 00:33:11 EST 2004

On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, Christopher Spears wrote:

> What is the difference between functional logic and the imperative style
> of logic.

Hi Christopher,

David Mertz has written a lot of articles on functional programming in
Python.  He's a functional programming nut... in a good way!  *grin*

His series is a good introduction:


John Hughes has written a very readable paper called "Why Functional
Programming Matters":


Although it was written in the 1980's, it's still quite fresh.  Hughes
gives concrete examples of the functional style of programming in
real-life situations, and where functional programming can really pay off.
Highly recommended.

Good luck to you!

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