[Haskell-cafe] Why functional programming matters

Michał Pałka michal.palka at poczta.fm
Wed Jan 23 10:44:52 EST 2008

On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 13:29 +0000, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> 1. Small examples of actual code. The goal here is (a) to convey a
> visceral idea of what functional programming *is*, rather than just
> assume the audience knows (they don't), and (b) to convey an idea of
> why it might be good.


You might want to look at this article:
and other articles from Developer Works that deal with functional
programming. They are written by programmers that work in the industry
and usually have imperative background. These articles should be very
useful for someone who wants to explain functional programming to
newbies as they use vocabulary and examples meaningful for imperative


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