News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

SitePoint PHP Blog:
The state of functional programming in PHP
December 17, 2007 @ 10:28:00

On the SitePoint PHP Blog today, Troels Knak-Nielsen has written up a post concerning the current state of functional programming in PHP.

With the rise of Javascript, and languages like Python and Ruby, functional programming is becoming more mainstream. Even Java seems to be getting closures in the next version, so does this leave PHP lacking behind or is there an unrealized potential hidden within?

He looks at a few different aspects of functional programming and sees how well PHP fits into them (like dynamic dispatch, binding a variable to a function and an implementation of currying for a function). This last option is the only "true" functional feature that PHP can realistically handle.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
functional programming dynamic dispatch bind state function curry functional programming dynamic dispatch bind state function curry


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Community News: State of the Community Panel added to the PHPNW Schedule

Michi Kono's Blog: The Best PHP Book Out There

Community Crosstalk: Matthew O'Phinney & Scott Johnson on Dynamic Function/Method Calls

Luc de Brouwer's Blog: Stop waiting, start array dereferencing in PHP now!

Stuart Herbert's Blog: Introducing ContractLib (Programming Contracts)


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


voicesoftheelephpant bugfix release api laravel list series framework introduction symfony tips library opinion podcast package community interview language deployment install

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework