[Pdx-pm] Meeting on July 10th - Highly Functional Programming

Anthony Johnson aj at ohess.org
Tue Jul 8 10:43:27 PDT 2014

Hey folks,

This thursday, July 10th, we're meeting at the usual spot, and Eric
Wilhelm will be giving a preview of his OSCON talk on functional

> Functional programming is very pure and elegant when nothing can change,
> and the computer can reason about your code for you -- in theory.
> Reality is messier, but Perl and other high-level languages support pure
> functions as a subset of the procedural and OO paradigms, so why don't
> we use them more?  Functional techniques are good problem solving tools,
> useful for event-driven programs, and can be mixed into traditional OO
> and procedural codebases for better code reuse and testability.

As usual, join us at the Lucky Lab for drinks and company afterwards.

Look forward to seeing you all there!
Anthony Johnson

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