re: Is Haskell bad for FP? VIEW POST

re: Yes Scala gives you that option but it doesn't mean you can't do FP in Scala. It has all the features of an FP language. It also give you an amazin...

You can do functional programming in most languages. The good thing about Haskell is that it does not compromise. Scala forces you to have a lot of self-discipline to not do bad stuff.

That's correct. We might as well call C functional if that's the criterium.

Functional programming entails two things:

  1. no side effects
  2. computation as evaluation of mathematical functions

2 does imply 1, but let's ignore that for now.

If you don't have the guarantee of 1, there are a lot of properties that just do not hold for you program. You might call it functional style programming, but calling it functional is incorrect.

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