Nov 24, 2008

FP and LISP for the rest of us

As a developer with a traditional C++/Java background and a non-CS major I find the recent surge in popularity of functional programming pretty confusing. It turns out that there is a whole parallel universe of FP where most hard-won imperative experience is of little help in understanding new concepts. And those are frequently hidden behind bizarre syntax.

I have stumbled upon a couple of very well written articles on FP and LISP . The author starts from something as trivial as Java and Ant and ends up explaining, say, the power of LISP. Very approachable with quite a few insights.

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