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I use Ada (a proper noun) regularly. It is not a functional language, but encourages a lot of the same things that functional people like to talk about. Ada is a wonderful language to use. It's rather boring and uneventful and is not accompanied by buzz words, but most of the Ada folks I know (converts or otherwise) all suggest that they're accomplishing more in less time with fewer bugs than they get with other languages. A lot of the new, buzzy languages seem to be solving problems that Ada took care of in the 80s and 90s. It's definitely worth a look if only to improve your approaches to software.

Edited for fun and grammar!




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