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Re: When would you use functional programming?

by thraxil (Prior)
on Oct 17, 2002 at 16:20 UTC ( #206064=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to When would you use functional programming?

the prod_list function could be implemented much more simply in many functional languages using a 'foldl' or 'foldr' construct.

check out the CPAN module Functional. it provides a whole slew of useful functional constructs. including foldl:

use Functional; sub prod_list {foldl1(sub {$_[0]*$_[1]},[@_])} print prod_list(3,2,1,10);

anders pearson

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