Functional Programming in the News

Once again, the news leads my way.

First, it seems that chip designers had no choice but to create multi-core processors — even though it was a risk, even with all the unknowns.

And now Apple is announcing a twelve core machine.

And second, the best way to deal with this situation is not threads, but functional programming — not mentioned are OCaml, Haskell and others, but Clojure and Erlang get the nod of approval from Tim Bray.

So I’m still on the right track, or others are now catching up.

I’d like to hear other people’s experience with functional programming.  How did you come to it, and what are the results?

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