Category “functional-programming”

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Immutable Collections

I have been successfully experimenting with functional programming techniques, most importantly immutable data structures, in a sophisticated user interface application project. Admittedly, I often use imperative algorithms and data structures inside transient operations to reduce memory allocations and GC pressure while generally reserving immutability for the long-living data structures. Imperative
Read more » Oct 30, 2010, 2:52PM
Functional Programming , Immutability

The Awkwardness of Functional Programming

Both Reddit’s main page and programming subreddit includes a popular post “Admitting that functional programming can be awkward.” Each of these subreddits have elicited numerous interesting responses. In it, James Hague recounts how a semi-successful Mac game he wrote called Bumbler is trivial to write in C, but that a
Read more » Nov 11, 2007, 3:23AM
.NET , Functional Programming , Immutability

Big Lists

As part of my goal of programming in a more functional programming style in C#, I have been looking at scalable, immutable representations of lists. Some may feel bothered by the log(n) allocations required for each operation to a persistent data structure. However, an operation can be arbitrarily complex like a
Read more » Aug 14, 2006, 9:12PM
.NET , Functional Programming , Immutability

Why Functional Programming Matters

I just came across a paper about why functional programming matters. This paper is full of a ton of software paradoxes. Functional programmers argue that there are great material benefits - that a functional programmer is an order of magnitude more productive than his conventional counterpart, because functional programs are an
Read more » May 28, 2006, 10:19AM
.NET , Functional Programming

 

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