Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2013 23:15 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "Programming languages are living phenomena: They're born, the lucky ones that don't die in infancy live sometimes long, fruitful lives, and then inevitably enter a period of decline. Unlike real life, the decline can last many, many years as the presence of large legacy codebases means practiced hands must tend the code for decades. The more popular the language once was, the longer this period of decline will be."
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RE[5]: Comment by RareBreed
by ndrw on Tue 15th Jan 2013 23:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by RareBreed"
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"pure functional" = functional,
"functional" = maybe functional, maybe not - review the code.

OTOH, I agree that current pure functional languages are too limiting/inconvenient in practice.

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