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Its no huge surprise that spreadsheets implement a form of FRP . Specifically, you can look at loeb's function [1] as an example of the relation. Being able to focus on the data itself while easily composing operations is definitely functional in nature.

However, FP is not a silver bullet either. In practice I think humans care a bit less about correctness than compilers and would like some aspects of the language to be 'fuzzy' for lack of a better word. To most people "1" and 1 are the same thing so why shouldn't the compiler understand that. There could be potential for a dynamic-fp language of sorts.

[1] http://blog.sigfpe.com/2006/11/from-l-theorem-to-spreadsheet...




`Fuzziness' and FRP are pretty orthogonal.

Ie even in Haskell as it is, it's pretty easy to add an 'if' that takes 'truthy ' and 'falsy' values like in Python. Just use a type-class 'Booly' that include a conversion function toBool.




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