If Functional Programming Is So Great, Why Isn't Everyone Using It?

Meili, Mario (2017) If Functional Programming Is So Great, Why Isn't Everyone Using It? Student Research Project thesis, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil.

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Functional programming has been considered to be an answer to many of the problems faced by software engineering today, especially in academic circles. Nevertheless, the large-scale adoption of functional programming in the mainstream of industry has been sluggish. Although there are a lot of different opinions about the underlying problem to this issue, it is hard to find literature that elaborates on the topic.

This report presents the results of a meta-study conducted on multiple aspects of the functional programming paradigm and its representing languages. It does so by identifying key issues responsible for the weak adoption of functional program- ming, and, more importantly, by proposing and evaluating measures that should positively influence the usage of functional programming languages in industrial, commercial and practical settings.

Item Type: Thesis (Student Research Project)
Subjects: Area of Application > Academic and Education
Metatags > IFS (Institute for Software)
Divisions: Research and Development > IFS - Institute for Software
Depositing User: Christian Spielmann
Thesis advisor
Mehta, Farhad D.
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 08:46
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2018 08:46
URI: https://eprints.ost.ch/id/eprint/612

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