LinkLog: Why Functional Programming Matters?

A couple of days ago, I went into the wrong networking event by mistake. This is one of those, where exchanging cards seems to be the main activity. The only saving grace was that I bumped into a programmer. We got to chatting and I asked him about his favorite programming languages. Pat came the reply “Haskell”. Before I could dig deeper, we were called into a formal (rather boring) meeting. So I went and Googled “Why functional programming” and here is one the neat papers I came across. It is kind of old but, will give you a sense of why you should consider giving it a try.

Functional programmers argue that there are great material benefits – that
a functional programmer is an order of magnitude more productive than his
conventional counterpart, because functional programs are an order of magnitude
shorter. Yet why should this be?

You canĀ Read the full paper.