Inside 214-1E

Existential Pontification and Generalized Abstract Digressions

On expressivity

Wherein I make fun of functional programming advocates. In this essay, I’d like to discuss the ideologies of “imperative programming” and “functional programming” in terms of the language features they lean on: in particular, the mechanisms by which they allow developers to express themselves in less code. I propose that the set of features that […]

  • March 16, 2011