The reason it was rejected early on had to do with memory requirements (not a problem today)…
Charles Scalfani
1645

These are great insights thanks (I always find comp sci history hard to discover and collate into a bit of a timeline, ironic given how recently it started, but since it branches so much I guess it’s understandable).

I like the idea of using functional programming as a medium to express intent, as opposed to an alternative form of mathematics, especially as a means of making it spread more. I’m interested to see where we go from here as well.