DEV Community


Discussion on: Why isn't Functional Programming the Norm?

allanmacgregor profile image
Allan MacGregor 🇨🇦 Author

The institution impact is actually an interesting topic, now days with how fast the industry moves those programs can quickly become irrelevant, talking from personal experience; pretty much the bulk of what was covered when I was in university is no longer relevant or useful.


I know that used to be the case with purely functional programming languages, and I'm curious if with more modern languages or even iterations of older languages this efficiency problem still holds true.

In earnest I think there is a good case to advocate for functional programming, specifically for problems that are very data-centric.