[Ffmpeg-devel] [OT] functional programming languages

Oded Shimon ods15
Wed Apr 18 20:31:33 CEST 2007

On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 08:25:51PM +0200, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> Hello,
> gone completely off-topic, but...
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 06:17:22PM +0200, Attila Kinali wrote:
> > > While it has the best (or at least the most
> > > interesting) design theory behind its operation, it ends up being slow
> > > for large projects, apparently has some corner cases where it goes
> > > into a near-infinite loop, and is implemented in Haskell -- making its
> > > code mostly impenetrable to the average programmer who might be
> > > interested in working on it.
> > 
> > Haskell is only difficult if you cannot think in a functional
> > language. Ok, maybe Haskell is not the right one to start,
> > try maybe Scheme first (has one of the smallest language
> > descriptions known to me). And IMHO every good coder should have
> > at least once tryed a functional language.
> Well, there are few languages that get as fast unreadable as the code
> size grows as the functional languages IMO...
> But regardless, since you seem to have some experience, can you suggest
> something interactive to try out and/or use as calculator-replacement?
> I'd wish for something with bash-like history handling capabilities. On
> of the programs I found couldn't even handle the cursor keys - I
> wouldn't have accepted that in a programming environment even 8 years ago...

... Not sure if I understand what you mean, do you mean 'calc'?..


on most distros, as package 'calc'...

- ods15

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