Re: [dev] Conversation with Anselm R. Garbe of

From: Enno Boland (Gottox) <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 14:10:51 +0200

A whole thread about masturbating to ones favorite programming paradigm....

2009/9/16 Mate Nagy <>:
>> i'd argue that closures don't mix well with the c style of programming
>> eg if you add closures then you'd need anonymous functions then you'd
>> start writing in the functional style passing around functions then
>> you'd need memory management to clean up the return values and
>> arguments (so you can write print(sum(map(atoi,
>> split(read(filename)))))) and of course exception handling as return
>> values have different purpose, not to mention multiple return values
>> and sometime polymorphism is required as well with a bit more powerful
>> type system with possible runtime dispatch oh and don't forget about
>> module systems...
>  this is all agreeable, but as some nitpicking i'd say that you don't
> need exceptions; you can use monads/function combinators instead ;)
> Regards,
>  Mate

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