[erlang-questions] odd one out

James Churchman <>
Tue Jan 11 15:04:45 CET 2011


hah well im sure it will be a great talk!!, but you can do "functional
style" in just about anything + lots of languages have first class functions
these days... PHP 5.3 , D 2.0 etc.. by that definition just about every
language would be functional

i think that the entire track would be beter named "things that are not
java, php or rails for web" :-)



On 11 January 2011 13:54, nox <> wrote:

> Le 11 janv. 2011 à 14:48, Steve Vinoski a écrit :
>
> > On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 8:41 AM, James Churchman
> > <> wrote:
> >> can anyone spot the (very) odd one out !
> >>
> >> http://qconlondon.com/london-2011/tracks/show_track.jsp?trackOID=424
> >
> > Hmm, let's see...the track host? ;-)
> >
> > Not sure what you're getting at, but are you hinting that node.js
> > isn't written in a functional language? If so, you should know that
> > JavaScript supports functional programming. Ever used jQuery for
> > example?
> >
> > --steve
>
> I wouldn't say ECMAScript doesn't support functional programming, but it
> sure is not its main paradigm. And since when jQuery was called
> "functional"? For me, functional programming is very tied to the concept of
> pure functions and jQuery is pretty much a big object encapsulating in-place
> modifications of the DOM.
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> Anthony Ramine
> Dev:Extend
> http://dev-extend.eu
>
>
>
>
>


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