Computation Club - 10 Technical Papers Every Programmer Should Read (At Least Twice) - John Hughes' "Why Functional Programming Matters"

June 18, 2019 — 6:30 - 8:30pm

1-11 Hawley Crescent
London, Greater London

mudge @mudge

Join us for our second meeting reading through Michael Fogus’ “10 Technical Papers Every Programmer Should Read (At Least Twice)”, this time we’ll be reading John Hughes’ “Why Functional Programming Matters”.

I found this paper extremely lucid on the advantages of functional programming with the added advantage of showing off examples of beautiful code. There are seemingly an infinite number of papers on the topic of laziness with streams and generators, but I’ve yet to find a better treatment.

We’ll meet at FutureLearn’s office in Camden Town for 6:30 pm so please sign up and then inform reception that you’re here for Computation Club and someone will lead you to our regular meeting room on the ground floor.

We’ll be discussing the paper together section by section so please give it a go and we hope to see you there.


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Chris Patuzzo @chrispatuzzo
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Dmitry Kandalov @dmitrykandalov
Charlie Egan @charlieegan3
Mark Weston @MarkSimonWeston
Andrew @_ddrone_
Onur Satici @onur_satici
Chris Lowder @clowder
Ricardo A. @rcdmrl
&self @mountain_ghosts
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