What would make functional programming fail?
Ian Fairman

I don’t agree with the notion that OOP failed, it’s just not the end of evolution, it’s not an answer to everything. Concepts like encapsulation or polymorphism (championed by OOP) are as relevant as ever.

In the same sense I don’t think FP will fail — it’s pushing valuable concepts like immutability and lack of state. FP as an umbrella term might be superseded by some new paradigm, but again I think these concepts will stay relevant for the foreseeable future.

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