The shift from programming in assembly language to programming with high level languages produced an order-of-magnitude increase in programmer productivity.
Sorry. We've already been using FP long enough to know that it isn't the next silver bullet.
Hmm. Are you sure there isn't another 10x productivity boost from functional languages? Or are you just refusing to see it? Take a web browser. Code one up in C. Then do the same thing in O'Caml. There you go.
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