from hell to paradise ; ; ; was: [plt-scheme] Prereqs for robotic programming

From: Prabhakar Ragde (plragde at
Date: Tue Feb 17 16:46:05 EST 2009

>> But people are motivated toward pleasure and away from pain, so if learning
>> > FP is going to cause too much pain, it's going to be a non starter.
> Yes it is painful.

Says who?

I wrote my first functional program in my fifth decade of life. And as 
my sixth approaches, I continue to learn about FP with an underlying 
fury -- fury that from age 14 to 40+, my teachers, my peers, and my 
field conspired to hide this natural and elegant way of doing things 
from me. --PR

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