LinuxWorld: Programming a functional future - Functional computing languages on the riseNov 28, 2000, 20:39 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cameron Laird)
"Computing languages that emphasize the what rather than the how of a sequence of actions are in the minority. But such languages -- known as functional languages -- have bright prospects."
"What problems do functional languages solve? The short answer is this: functional languages address several of the computational challenges that are likely to matter most over the next decade:
"Functionalism isn't the only way to attack these challenges. I see it as the surest, though."