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Functional Programming Sucks
Functional Programming, i.e. moving fragments of code into functions.
It is cute, and I hate cute. I would like to get ride of functions altogether, functions require documentation, which means that the human is in the loop. The more functions, the more the human is required to know. For very small examples it looks perfect, but in practice it falls apart. The people that promote functional programming do not program. Either that or they are in a religion of their own design, making it impossible to think any other way. People in a religion stop at their beliefs, so they trust that their solution is correct.
Functions are simply a group of statements that exist for the benefit of the human
So much legacy thinking remains, religions that used to know the truth have changed but the programming world has not. We are trying to drag truths that we all believed in (a religion) into a world that no longer exists. If we get rid of functions, we get rid of overhead. Our programs will run faster, and we will be able to comprehend our logic much better. I sure you cannot see this world, but it will exist. I have build small models of this world and it is amazing and a joy. Much like the Wright Brothers building their first kite, "if we just have a motor light and powerful enough we would man powered flight". What they really did was to build a motor, not an airplane. If we just build a powerful motor, then nothing would be impossible to program.