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re: Why is functional programming gaining popularity? VIEW POST

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I think one reason functional language features are making their way into languages is just because they're shorter for a lot of situations! If a programmer is used to using functional features on lists, having to jump back into using for loops feels like such a hassle, so it makes sense that they would implement those features.

It's not all laziness though, it often goes with being more 'expressive', closer to a human explanation of what you're trying to do.

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