Why hasn’t functional programming taken over yet?

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This is a good discussion on how functional programming won’t be *THE* future of programming, despite the paradigm having very good features (i.e. concurrency, and no side effects). Those very features of functional programming (FP) that make it appealing, are the same features that make it difficult to adopt FP wholesale. And that is in addition to the usual constraints of budget, client interest, and lack of programmers with a niche skill set. However, languages like C# has functional-like capabilities, and its likely that the popular programming languages and programmer habits will evolveĀ to include more FP aspects. Like we has done so in the past with object oriented programming and Smalltalk. It’s not around anymore, but object oriented programming certainly is.

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