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> The other argument, which is made less often, is that you can actually write great software in these languages.

It's probably worth mentioning that Jane Street writes all their trading infrastructure these days in OCaml. They're probably one of the biggest industrial users of a functional language.

There's also Tsuru Capital, a trading firm of lesser note than Jane Street, which almost exclusively uses Haskell.

Mailrank's backend was also written in Haskell.

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