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Re^2: Really Writing Object Oriented Perl

by kyle (Abbot)
on Jun 03, 2007 at 13:53 UTC ( #618973=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Really Writing Object Oriented Perl
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Just to clarify Jenda's good point, functional programming is a style that avoids state (i.e., variables) and centers around evaluating the value of functions. LISP is a functional language. Procedural programming is written as a list of instructions (segregated into procedures) for the computer to follow, changing state as it goes. C is a an example.

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Re^3: Really Writing Object Oriented Perl
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Jun 04, 2007 at 15:42 UTC
    LISP is a functional language

    Probably more accurate to say that Lisp can be written in a functional style. You also get OO Lisp, and the usual load of procedural code. Much like Perl in fact :-)

    For functional languages look at things like Haskell.

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