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Re: Functional Paradigm popularity and Maths (Was: XML as a transition to s-expr)
Quoth Paul Prescod on Tuesday, 18 December:
: Doesn't a truly functional programmer have to learn about assignments,
: mutation, binding scopes etc. in order to switch to procedural?
Definition is a restricted form of assignment, so it's an incremental
Binding scopes are what lambda is all about. i think binding scopes
are covered much better in learning a functional language.
They do have to learn about mutation to shift from a purely functional
environment to an imperative one, although monads.... (*joking*!)