Lisp, Java, and C++

David Gadbois
Tue, 27 May 1997 08:48:01 -0500 (CDT)

   Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 00:51:52 -0700 (PDT)
   From: "Scott L. Burson" <>

      From: Chris Bitmead uid <> (x22068)
      Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 15:03:13 +1000

      As far as I can tell, Java doesn't support functional
      programming very well, but then again, I havn't really tried.

   Java doesn't particularly *encourage* a functional style, but any
   language with a GC supports FP much better than any language
   without it.

One of Andrew Appel's new compiler books, "Modern Compiler
Implementation in Java," has lots of amusing examples of pounding the
round functional programming peg into the square Java hole.  He proves
you can program ML in any language.

--David Gadbois