[erlang-questions] odd one out

Toby Thain <>
Tue Jan 11 16:01:25 CET 2011


On 11-01-11 10:54 AM, 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.
> 

Wouldn't one have to see how *the code cited* is structured? Something
makes me doubt it's what a Lisper would call 'functional'.

--Toby


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