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>I thought my example about being able to call a function to get another function and then passing it to some other part of the code and calling it there was enough to illustrate the kind of confusion and disorganization that currying can cause.

I generally think of spaghetti code as code that has unclear control flow (e.g. GOTOs everywhere, too many instance variables being used to maintain global state, etc.) Currying, plainly, does not cause this.

>1. Black boxing (in terms of exposing a simple interface for achieving some results and whose implementation is irrelevant).

Sure, completely possible in ML-family languages and Haskell. Refer to what I said about opaque types earlier.

>2. Separation of concerns (in terms of business concerns; these are the ones that can be described in plain language to a non-technical person)

Again, nothing in functional languages betrays this. You are talking about code organization at scale, and none of what you have said so far is precluded by using pure functions and modules and such.

>If I want to go on a holiday to a different country, I don't need to know anything about how the internet works, how houses are built or how airplanes work in order to book a unit in a foreign country on AirBnB and fly there. The complexity and amount of detail which is abstracted is unfathomable but absolutely necessary to get the desired results. The complexity is not just abstracted from the users, but even the engineers who built all these different components knew literally nothing about each other's work.

I do not like analogies in general, though for this one I will suggest that you should at least know what the baseline social expectations are of the place you are traveling to. That is, plainly, what I am arguing that functional programming makes clearer and easier to deal with.

>As a user, the enormous complexity behind achieving my goal is hidden away behind very simple interfaces such as an intuitive website UI, train tickets, plane tickets, passport control, maps for location, house keys. These interfaces are highly interoperable and can be combined in many ways to achieve an almost limitless number of goals.

Yes, and underneath that program in a functional programming language are lots of small, carefully composed functions that are often just as applicable to many other problems and problem domains.

>I couldn't explain to anyone anything about how airplanes work but I could easily explain to them how to use a plane ticket to go to a different country.

This is why I don't like analogies. I have no idea what you are talking about here.

>With programming, it should be the same. The interfaces should be easy to explain to any regular junior developer.

What makes functionally-styled APIs hard to explain to a junior developer?




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