Re: [dev] Let's talk about Go, baby

From: Anselm Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:25:07 -0800

On Sun, 27 Jan 2019 at 01:33, Richard Wiedenhöft
<> wrote:
> I am very interested in why you dislike functional-programming paradigms. It's
> a lot of complexity for sure but IMHO it makes it easier to reason about
> certain complicated problems. There are cases where it's worth the extra
> (well-defined) complexity.

'certain complicated problems' says it all. Functional PLs are special
purpose. But the functional folks have gone too far in solving general
problems with functional programming and then ending up with almost
un-maintainable/un-readable code.

> Regarding Rust: I actually think that Rust's memory/thread safety features solve
> a lot of problems. In particular most serious security issues in the recent past
> wouldn't have happened if Rust was used. That makes the language at least

Why not? Apart from some buffer bounds checking many security problems
aren't related to writing into X memory pages. What about a flawed
implementation using limited entropy? How would Rust help with the
issue of human implementation flaws?

Best regards,
Received on Wed Jan 30 2019 - 19:25:07 CET

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