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Re^4: How A Function Becomes Higher Order

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Sep 22, 2005 at 08:56 UTC ( #494044=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: How A Function Becomes Higher Order
in thread How A Function Becomes Higher Order

And that's essentially my complaint about this technique: it's nearly impossible to build large, extensible frameworks with. In my experience, functional programming works great at small levels of granularity; for anything larger, OO is far more useful. (Of course, the FP purists will disagree, and I'm not saying they're wrong.)

I certainly wouldn't describe myself as an FP purist, and I spend most of my time with OO languages these days, but I've found both FP and OO equally useful "in the large". Different techniques certainly, but both equally useful.

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