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The Rise of Functional Languages

May 03, 2007, 06:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pat Eyler)

"Functional Languages seem to be pushing for the title of the next cool thing. Talks and tutorials about them are starting to show up in conferences and conventions, books about them are hitting the shelves, people are even asking about talking about them in blogs and mailing lists devoted to some of the current hot languages.

"Does this mean you'll be using one next year? Maybe, but probably not. Does it mean you might want to spend some time learning one? Absolutely. Brief description of functional languages. Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt the Pragmatic Programmers recommend learning a new language every year, calling it a LOTY (Language of the Year)..."

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