I thought POV-Ray = Persistence Of Vision?
Brings back old memories =)
I had a CAML background (there was no O yet, ~1990) and experience with Erlang, but LISP dialects like Clojure, Racket, or Scheme have worked pretty well for me to:
Had I started reverse, I think I'd have been overwhelmed at step one.
The algebra of types / cat theory is NOT a requirement for Functional Programming, despite all the efforts to mislead wannabe FPers into believing so, at the risk of turning them away from FP forever.
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