Why learn FP?
started 11/11/2001; 1:47:35 PM  last post 11/12/2001; 2:08:31 PM


Ehud Lamm  Why learn FP?
11/11/2001; 1:47:35 PM (reads: 600, responses: 2)


Why learn FP? 
Oleg recommended this comp.lang.scheme posting.
Nothing particularly new here, but a well written summary it is.
Posted to functional by Ehud Lamm on 11/11/01; 1:47:52 PM




Frank Atanassow  Re: Why learn FP?
11/12/2001; 1:31:24 PM (reads: 527, responses: 0)


In response to the questioner's worries, the poster claims that Scheme is not a "mathematical" language. On the contrary, I think that Scheme is deeply "mathematical" and serves to show that the intersection of mathematics and programming is both accessible and enlightening.


Ehud Lamm  Re: Why learn FP?
11/12/2001; 2:08:31 PM (reads: 525, responses: 0)


In my experience people asking is Scheme is "mathematical" simply want to ask if they must like math in order to understand Scheme. They are not asking about the foundations of CS



