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Functional programming languages... r they really functional?

This is a discussion on Functional programming languages... r they really functional? within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; the functional programmers.. think that c++ is inferior to them... and that they are the cream of the programming fraternity... ...

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    Question Functional programming languages... r they really functional?

    the functional programmers.. think that c++ is inferior to them... and that they are the cream of the programming fraternity... but has functional programming proved its competence???.. and is it a threat to the c++ programming community?
    (functional program : eg haskell, ML, O'Caml..,etc)

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    Functional languages are a totally different concept and are therefore very well suited to solve some problems. They are not suited to solve other problems. I wouldn't consider them superior or inferior to any other programming concept, the comparison doesn't make sense.
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    the practitioners of functional programming.... in #hprog in irc.freenode.net and www.hprog.org have something different to say.. they rate the c++ and other programmers as silly and novice..and argue that functional lang. r the most suited for all purposes... how much ever i argue they give counter argumentys and has succeeded in luring a lot of admirers for the functional programming langs..

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    We could rate them as overly idealistic and convoluted brains. Really, why do you care what other people think? If they think they're superior because of their language of choice, that's a good reason to ignore them.
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    well.. its ok to ingnore ppl.. but if we ignore what other's say.. then doesnt it show our ignorance?.. imean.. what if they had a point...? we would have missed it?.. and instead of learning frm them we ignore them...? how more ignorant could we possibly get?.. and well.. what if there is some amount of truth in what they say?.. imean.. change is inevitable..rite?.. so well pardigms could change as well!! ? ?

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    I take a look at functional programming from time to time. You should too. Have some basic skills at it.

    Some people say that soon HLA (high level assembly) is going to replace C or even C++.

    They said that Python was going to completly remove so many other languages. Python now has a nice place among the other scripting languages, but in no way has it replaced them.


    So, for now I'm very comfortable with Java and C++ and I see no need to switch. As long as compilers don't go way beyond what they are now, I don't see functional languages as a big problem.
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    and i thought i used the ellipsis a lot...
    I came up with a cool phrase to put down here, but i forgot it...

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    in c++ compilers.. which one is the best?... is it vc++? or djgpp or borland?... i am talking about working with large serious projects... .. is there any "great" fsf or open source compilers for c++?( other than bloodshed)?

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    For Windows, I have little doubt that the newest MS compiler is the best in terms of standards compliance and general speed.
    The Intel compiler produces very good code for Intel CPUs, but I don't know about the speed of that code on AMD CPUs or the standards compliance.
    GCC (which is behind Bloodshed) is very standards compliant but the resulting code is not as fast as that of the other two.
    Had no recent experience with Borland.
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    So u r saying that latest version of vc++ is best for windows environment. which one is the best.. or lets say the commonly used in linux( the programmers OS)? and finally.. which one do u use? well the statestics are just to make sure that i use the right compiler in the right environment. so that when people talk about codes and programming projects.. i dont find myself in an awkward position coz of the compiler i use!!

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    Most common on Unix by far is GCC. That's what I use. On Win, I use VS.Net 2003, which is the latest MS one.
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