Thinking in FP vs OOP for large scale apps => Re: [plt-scheme] Imperative programming : missing the flow

From: Grant Rettke (grettke at
Date: Wed May 16 15:09:16 EDT 2007

Hi Joe,

On 5/16/07, Joe Marshall <jmarshall at> wrote:
> On 5/15/07, Grant Rettke <grettke at> wrote:
> >
> > "Enterprise projects" are usually about moving data around, modifying
> > it, analyzing and reporting on it.
> I want to disagree with part of this.
> Enterprise projects accumulate data, move it around, grovel through it
> (mining), analyze it, and report on it.  All other things considered
> equal, enterprises would rather *not* modify data, but instead
> supersede it and archive the old.

In my experience the modification of data comes in the form of folks
using GUIs or exporting Excel spreadsheets for importation into the
system. The archival you described sounds like the work of the data
warehousing team.

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