Functional Programming

  • Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut
Part of the Text and Monographs in Computer Science book series (MCS)


In this chapter, we have a look at a programming style that is quite different from the style that we have seen before. Previously, we wrote programs that operate on variables; one of the basic operations is the assignment statement, which causes the value of an expression to be stored in a variable. It is the only statement that changes the state spanned by the variables. This programming style is called imperative programming.


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut
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  1. 1.California Institute of Technology, Computer Science 256-80PasadenaUSA

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