re: Why is functional programming gaining popularity? VIEW POST


Probably the more interesting question is why people pick up Functional Programming 60 years after Lisp was invented. Probably the hype of "new" languages like Rust and the atrocity of Javascript finally made people reconsider their options.


What's with all the unnecessary Rust hate? Rust borrows a lot from FP (algebraic data types, pattern matching, closures) while solving a novel problem (memory safety without a garbage collector).

The "hype" around Rust is completely warranted.

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