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From: David B. Held (dheld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-26 03:42:48

"Joel de Guzman" <joel_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> David B. Held <dheld_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > "Joel de Guzman" <joel_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> > news:003101c39b80$ff8c9bb0$0100a8c0_at_godzilla...
> >> [...]
> >> It would be very difficult to debug because of the side-effects.
> >
> > Could you give a concrete example?
> Huh? Don't tell me that you don't know that already?
> Ok, in fear of this becoming an imperative vs. functional war,
> I'll refrain from going any further <wink ;-> It's off topic anyway...

Well, it's just that you make it sound like imperative programming
is impossible to do correctly, but haven't people been doing it
more or less the last half-century or so? Or would you just say
that they haven't been doing it correctly? ;>


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