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##### Functional Programming

What is functional programming? I still don't get it after searching it up ... like what do you mean by "minimizing the side effects"?

Answered by Coder100 (18882) [earned 5 cycles]
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Coder100 (18882)

Functional programming is when everything is a function. It is really hard to explain without you learning it.

I recommend learning F#, which is a functional programming language.

Side effects are like `print("hi")`. This is not a pure function, because if another function was trying to read the results of the terminal, it would vary depending on if you called that function or not.

# tutorials

https://fsharp.org/learn/

next time please actually search these questions up

Smart0ne (749)

@Coder100 But ... how can everything be a function? These functions won't be called? (ah, the standard answer: LEARN F#)

Coder100 (18882)

@Smart0ne well, the plus operator is secretly a function too:

``5 + 6``

turns into:

``(+) 5 6``

where `(+)` is the literal name for the function xd

Coder100 (18882)

just learn a functional language and you will understand @Smart0ne

Coder100 (18882)
``let markAsCorrectAnswer = true``

thx
@Smart0ne

Baconman321 (1103)

@Coder100 It doesn't just have to be a language where everything is a function. JavaScript could be partially converted into a functional language. Instead of using a for loop, you could use a forEach loop, or something of the sort. But, typically yes it is where things are converted into a function. This is based off of my understanding, so excuse me if I'm wrong.

aa2dee2 (12)

Start with Elixir (backbone of Discord). I've started a series of tutorials for beginners. Part 1 here

ReferenceError (1)

Functional Programming is the future. More efficient code, less clutter. Basically everything is bound to functions. no more while or for.

Baconman321 (1103)

Functional programming is a paradigm where you program using functions. Like instead of using a for loop in JavaScript, you use the function forEach().