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reply Stephan <spam extrawurst.org> writes:
Interesting read:

http://whiley.org/2012/01/18/connecting-the-dots-on-the-future-of-programming-languages/

Quote:

"This leads me to the final and, I think, most important question:

     Which mainstream programming languages currently support pure 
functions and/or other mechanisms for aggressively limiting side-effects?

Haskell is clearly one example, D is another. But, what else?"
Jan 18 2012
parent reply bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
Stephan Wrote:

 Interesting read:
 
 http://whiley.org/2012/01/18/connecting-the-dots-on-the-future-of-programming-languages/

The answer about Clojure seems written by someone living under a reality distortion field. Surely Haskell, D and Clojure are not "mainstream". The only "mainstream" thing of D is its C-like syntax. The relative Reddit thread shows that there is a significant ignorance still about purity and immutability of D. Bye, bearophile
Jan 18 2012
parent "Paulo Pinto" <pjmlp progtools.org> writes:
I would consider Haskell and Clojure already "almost mainstream", as there 
are
quite a few companies listing jobs with them. Some of them quite important,
like Intel, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Galois, JaneStreet among others.

"bearophile"  wrote in message news:jf6e5n$18td$1 digitalmars.com...

Stephan Wrote:

 Interesting read:

 http://whiley.org/2012/01/18/connecting-the-dots-on-the-future-of-programming-languages/

The answer about Clojure seems written by someone living under a reality distortion field. Surely Haskell, D and Clojure are not "mainstream". The only "mainstream" thing of D is its C-like syntax. The relative Reddit thread shows that there is a significant ignorance still about purity and immutability of D. Bye, bearophile
Jan 18 2012