Re: Language Paradigms (was RTFM Resources Wanted)

Subject: Re: Language Paradigms (was RTFM Resources Wanted)
From: Robert Vogt IV (
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 08:59:55 MDT


> Not to be nit-picky, but hasn't functional programming been around for
> over 40 years? If my history is right, didn't John McCarthy introduce
> LISP1 in the late 50s? I think functional programming has certainly found
> its niche, but I'm personally not particularly surprised that it does not
> have widespread acceptance in the non-academic community the way
> C/C++/Java do. But who knows.... maybe the masses will rise up and support
> functional programming over the coming decades :)

    Speaking of which, I'm looking for a good Common LISP implementation for
YDL... do you or anyone else know of any?


                        Robert Vogt IV

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