Erlang questions on comp.lang.functional.
Marc Ernst Eddy van Woerkom
Mon Mar 3 02:59:05 CET 2003
> I think the reality is it is impossible to build a programming language
> that doesn't have side effects.
It starts with I/O, which is done as side effect in Prolog. :)
I wonder how I/O is considered by strict functional programmers,
a function like
int f() = return len(readkbdstring)
isn't supposed to always return the same value, or?
Worse, it is not even predictable.
Now go from I/O to networked I/O.
> (I hate prolog)
When I hit Turbo Prolog in my youth, I had no clue what it was about.
I thought it was some crazy AI toy (wasn't it marketed as expert system? :)
that couldn't work anyway. Thus I threw it in the corner.
Only a year or two ago, I was shown the light, that the power of
mathematical logics is at the root of it. :)
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