Functional Programming has a Long and Storied HistoryReason #9 to Learn Functional Programming
Lisp was invented in 1958 and has been copied and reimplemented countless times since then. Each time, important lessons were learned. Those lessons are felt when you're coding with it. Functional programming is one of the first paradigms (invented around the time of procedural) and has fed the other paradigms ideas and features since its inception, including the if statement. You will learn a lot just by working in a language with so much history.
You should learn functional programming. I'll give you many reasons, but this is just one. Reason #9 is that functional programming has a long and storied history.
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