Functional Programming is Terrible
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In his presentation at NE Scala, Rúnar Bjarnason talks about things he normally doesn’t talk about. While he is usually an advocate for functional programming, here he plays devil’s advocate, “As a conceptual framework, functional programming empowers us to write software that is modular, highly reusable, and easy to reason about. But practicing this discipline in Scala comes with a number of difficulties and idiosyncrasies that need to be addressed.”
But don't worry, there's a happy ending. Rúnar begins by talking about what functional programming is, brings up some of its issues, solutions to those issues, and concludes with reasons to love functional programming.
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