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From: Michael Hicks <mwh@d...>
Subject: Re: practical functional programming
> Depends on the application. Consider for example a browser in which
> when you hit the 'back' button, you want to go back to the same
> state as previously: with purely functional data structures attached
> to a state object, going back is a simple matter of popping the state
> object from a stack (and re-rendering :-)
> This is not so easy to do with a more extensively mutable state object.

There was a paper on just this topic in this year's ICFP.  Check out:

The Influence of Browsers on Evaluators


Michael Hicks
Ph.D. Candidate, the University of Pennsylvania            mailto://
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