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From experience I can tell you the lack of libraries in these languages kills off almost any code size advantage you get from using them. So I ask you all, be honest to yourself; is using such a language worth it?

Save lines of code != get work done quicker. What might appear as a paradox should be obvious: we spend more time debugging, modifying, expanding and organizing than writing.

IMO, imperative programming cleanly maps out to the real world.

More so does CUDA with a random number generator. You can't get more precise than quantum (yet).

Truth is it's so much more easier to think imperative.

That's like saying it's easier for a Chinese to speak Mandarin than for a French.

So, Is functional programming really worth it?

To use, it depends. To learn, yes. One can't learn too much in life.




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