[Pdx-pm] Meeting on July 10th - Highly Functional Programming
aj at ohess.org
Tue Jul 8 10:43:27 PDT 2014
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!
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