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For the Functioning Adult (Programmer)

by James G. Beldock on April 30, 2012

Someone sug­gest­ed I read the orig­i­nal John Hughes pa­per ex­plain­ing Why Functional Programming Matters. That some­one was right: de­spite the tor­tured syn­tax of Miranda, it’s high­ly lit­er­ate and read­able. (Would be slight­ly more use­ful if updated/annotated with Haskell or Clojure sam­ple code.). This is where gen­er­a­tors and lazy eval­u­a­tion and their kin­dred con­cepts first were in­tro­duced to the broad­er com­mu­ni­ty. Worth read­ing. 

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