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Date: 2005-07-18 (22:00)
From: Kenneth Oksanen <cessu@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] (Mostly) Functional Design?
On Mon, 2005-07-18 at 11:22 +0200, Alex Baretta wrote:
> [..] given cognitive compatibility with the mind of the developere, [FP] offers
> a productivity at least an order of magnitude greater on very large
> scale projects (over 100klocs) where the dominant cost factor is code
> maintenance. [..]

While I tend to agree with FP ideas and benefits in general, I hope such
strong statements would be backed by other than anecdotal evidence.
Controlled, randomized studies, for example.  Something similar to
Prechelt's work (IEEE Computer 33(10):23-29, October 2000), but on
larger projects.

; Kenneth Oksanen, mailto:cessu@iki.fi, http://iki.fi/cessu
((lambda(a) (a a((lambda(a)(lambda()(set! a(+ a 1))a))1)))(lambda(a c)
((lambda(b) (newline)(write b)(a a((lambda(c)(lambda()(c c)))(lambda(a)
((lambda(c) (if(=(modulo c b)0)(a a)c))(c))))))(c)))) ; Scheme me!