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re: Why is functional programming gaining popularity? VIEW POST

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A lot of people think that object oriented programming is dead and the future is functional programming. I would understand that. Functional programming does have some very nice features such as pure functions. This allows developers to write safer code and works very well with concurrency. Many OOP language recently adopted various aspects for functional programming such as C++ and Java's Lambdas for they make writing certain parts of applications much easier. So it seems that functional programming can co-exist with other paradigm, which is good. This gives programmers more flexibility and design choices.

So why is functional programming gaining popularity? Because it allows developers to model their application in a different manner and write safer code thanks to their persistent data types.

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