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

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Allan MacGregor 🇨🇦 Author

Elaborate, how would you define it? and is there a definition where you would say that is indeed the norm or at least more common than typically perceived?

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stereobooster • Edited

I would define it as strictly based on lambda calculus e.g. referential transparency, immutability and no side effects (to do io you would be forced to use monads). There are not a lot of languages according to this definition. There are a lot of functional-ish languages. But not everybody would agree with this definition, that is why I'm asking