An Angry Half-Dozen


Having read the title of this column, you may have just asked the same question, though perhaps in different words. You've scrutinized functional languages. You've admired the elegance of lambda calculus, checked the benchmarks from the compilers, noted the security provided by strong typing. Now you want to know if they have been used to serious purpose. Mathematical elegance is well and good, but will it run that mission-critical system?

DOI: 10.1145/274930.274933

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@article{Wadler1998AnAH, title={An Angry Half-Dozen}, author={Philip Wadler}, journal={SIGPLAN Notices}, year={1998}, volume={33}, pages={25-30} }