[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Logo baseline

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Logo baseline
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 18:40:09 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.2.0; emacs 26.1

Matt Wette <address@hidden> writes:

> On 1/19/20 6:11 AM, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
>> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Other adjectives I proposed (fast, functional) don’t quite apply to
>>> these, though.
>> Functional doesn’t apply to Guile much better than to CPython.
> I think "functional" is used in the formal sense.
> The term applies to Scheme, Haskell, SML: e.g., they iterate through
> recursion.
Is this also true for the do-loop in Scheme?
> Python, Lua, Perl, Javascript are imperative: e.g., they iterate
> through i=i+1.
That is a result of missing tail recursion.

I understood functional in the no-sideeffects sense — which nowadays is
more a matter of programming style than of the language, though
different languages make it easier or harder.

Best wishes,
Unpolitisch sein
heißt politisch sein
ohne es zu merken

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]