Why is Functional programing better?

Wanted to get a deeper understanding of the principles which make functional programming an attractive choice. Why is it better for multi-core and such? Is Lambda calculus related to Newton’s calculus? How are we so certain that we can manage without global state?

So i went back and dug up some more basics on Lambda calculus and evolution of the paradigm. Here is a small talk I did at work.

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2 Responses to Why is Functional programing better?

  1. The next step is to embrace Lisp and Haskell 🙂

  2. bsandhu says:

    I got started with both of those but since I don’t use them at work they always fall off. I am liking Clojure and JVM means I can actually use it .. lol.

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