jon at ffconsultancy.com
Wed Nov 21 09:29:39 EST 2007
On Wednesday 21 November 2007 02:27, Conal Elliott wrote:
> Moreover, functional programming makes it easy to have much more state than
> imperative programming, namely state over *continuous* time. The
> temporally discrete time imposed by the imperative model is pretty puny in
> comparison. Continuous (or "resolution-independent") time has the same
> advantages as continuous space: resource-adaptive, scalable, transformable.
This is a very odd statement: Imperative programming does nothing to impose
discrete methods. In fact, the vast majority of continuous methods are
described in the literature using an imperative style and implemented in
software using an imperative style.
Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
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