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Functional Programming with Python

Michael Enudi

Joined: Apr 24, 2011
Posts: 20
What are the major plus of using functional programming and what are the biggest plus of using it in our coding style.

chris webster

Joined: Mar 01, 2009
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Can't tell you anything about Python specifically, but Rich Hickey (author of Clojure) gave a great talk on "Simple Made Easy" with reference to functional programming. Definitely worth watching to understand the potential benefits of FP, whichever language you plan to use.

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Sumit Bisht
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Joined: Jul 02, 2008
Posts: 330

Python fits into the concept of functional programming by itself as it has lot of language constructs that aid in doing this.
Generally, as your code becomes pythonic, it will contain certain amount of functional programming constructs/approaches.
I agree. Here's the link:
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