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Posts tagged functional-programming

For questions about functional programming, a programming paradigm based upon building abstractions using functions, avoiding side effects, and state changing.

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Q&A Readable syntax for executing many callables with useful side effects

In Python, multiprocessing is easy to do if you follow a "list projection" paradigm. Say you want to take a list of inputs X and apply some function f to every x_i, such that y_i = f(x_i) and the y...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by mr Tsjolder‭

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Q&A Terms for types of functions with respect to side effects

Mathematically, the purpose of a function is to return an output. However, in a programming context functions often have side effects. It is even common to call functions for the side effects alone...

2 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A Are there any downsides related to using Maybe or Optional monads instead of nulls?

I have recently stumbled across the Maybe (or Optional) modal usage in .NET Code: example code or this one example article Based on everything I read, there are multiple advantages on relyi...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Derek Elkins‭

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Q&A Did functional programming predated Object oriented programming or rather the opposite?

By "functional" I don't mean "procedural" (i.e. I don't mean to programming which is done solely or primarily with these data structures commonly known as "functions" but are actually procedures), ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by nelson777‭