July in review

August 2, 2022

In which I summarize what I’ve read recently on the intertube.

Still, the purists proclaim, it’s not enough. Python is not a replacement for Haskell. But does it matter? 90% of the impressive magic from early functional languages has been rolled into mainstream languages. That last 10%, well, it’s not clear that anyone is really wanting it or that the benefits are actually there. Purity has some advantages, but it’s so convenient and useful to directly modify a dictionary in Python. Fold and map are beautiful, but they work just as well in the guise of a foreach loop. — Functional Programming Went Mainstream Years Ago

♪ Deep Sea Diver • Shattering the Hourglass

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