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Side effect-free interface on top of a stateful library

In an interview with John Hughes where he talks about Erlang and Haskell, he has the following to say about using stateful libraries in Erlang: If I want to use a stateful library, I usually build ...
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1answer
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Erlang/Haskell web service to server files [closed]

I have across a thread mentioning that Erlang would not be suited for a web application serving files. I was curious whether anyone had any experience building such webservice with erlang? Would ...
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812 views

Performance of concurrent software on multicore processors [closed]

Recently I have often read that, since the trend is to build processors with multiple cores, it will be increasingly important to have programming languages that support concurrent and parallel ...
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2answers
477 views

Where are functional languages used? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Functional Programming in Commercial Software Which problems domains are more suited to functional programming solutions I just wonder where do functional programming ...
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2answers
478 views

why are transaction monitors on decline? or are they?

http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/cics.do http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/tuxedo.do Look at the demand for programmers (% of job ads that the keyword appears), first graph under the table. ...
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6answers
595 views

Introducing functional programming into your development environment [closed]

This is a long story but I will try to summarize it as best I can. We are a .NET shop that writes software for a variety of different types of funds. For example, we write health claims management ...
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3answers
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Haskell vs Erlang for web services

I am looking to start an experimental project using a functional language and am trying to decide beween Erlang and Haskell, and both have some points that I really like. I like Haskell's strong ...