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digitalmars.D - D vs. functional langauges

reply Minich Michal <michal.minich gmail.com> writes:
Author of this article is asking question if hybrid languages like D will 
renderfunctional languages irrelevant.

http://pinderkent.blogsavy.com/archives/141

It is rather strong question. It's hardly imaginable that any language (even 
such good as D :) could make any other languages irrelevant. At most, it 
can render some lanauges less suitable for specific tasks.
Nov 12 2007
next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Minich Michal wrote:
 Author of this article is asking question if hybrid languages like D 
 will renderfunctional languages irrelevant.
 
 http://pinderkent.blogsavy.com/archives/141
 
 It is rather strong question. It's hardly imaginable that any language 
 (even such good as D :) could make any other languages irrelevant. At 
 most, it can render some lanauges less suitable for specific tasks.

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Nov 12 2007
prev sibling parent Bruno Medeiros <brunodomedeiros+spam com.gmail> writes:
Minich Michal wrote:
 Author of this article is asking question if hybrid languages like D 
 will renderfunctional languages irrelevant.
 
 http://pinderkent.blogsavy.com/archives/141
 
 It is rather strong question. It's hardly imaginable that any language 
 (even such good as D :) could make any other languages irrelevant. At 
 most, it can render some lanauges less suitable for specific tasks.
 
 

It may render *some* of the functional *advantages* of functional languages irrelevant, but not the whole of functional languages. For starters, in many cases the advantages of functional languages is not just that they are functional, but also that they are highly dynamic (like Common Lisp). Second, altough D has many functional features, it's not as functional a language as others out there, like Erlang or even Nemerle. -- Bruno Medeiros - MSc in CS/E student http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?BrunoMedeiros#D
Nov 13 2007