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Discussion on: What is the benefit of Functional Programming?

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Kasey Speakman Author

Absolutely. As several recent languages show, there's no reason why FP can't exist alongside OO (and procedural) in the same language. I'd like to believe that FP becomes the dominant paradigm before long. I just hope people don't fall into the same trap I did and get discouraged with FP. The trap was that I focused on using match and Maybe and partial application, and all the other mechanics of FP. But disappointingly, I found they didn't provide much benefit, because I wasn't striving to make pure functions with them. Nobody really explained that to me, so I thought I would take a stab at it with this post. :) Best wishes!