Time to learn functional programming?

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Credit to Multicoreinfo.com for the pointer to this article by Michael Swaine for Dr. Dobb’s that examines functional programming’s merits (and demerits)

Michael examines functional languages like Scala, F#, Erlang, and Haskell, and Mike Riley adds a note about functional programming with Mathematica.

…FP won’t make your word processing program faster or better. But there are domains where it is highly useful, and in particular FP looks like the paradigm of choice for unlocking the power of multicore processors. Functional programming languages are ideally suited to, as one developer succinctly puts it, “solving the multicore problem.”