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1 Author(s)
D. Spinellis ; Dept. Manage. Sci. & Technol., Athens Univ. of Econ. & Bus., Greece

This paper evaluates the use of a functional language for implementing domain-specific functionality. The factors we consider when choosing a programming language are programmer productivity, maintainability, efficiency, portability, tool support, and software and hardware interfaces. The choice of programming language is a fine balancing act. Modern object-oriented languages such as Java and C# are more orthogonal and hide fewer surprises for the programmer, although the inevitable accumulation of features makes this statement less true with every new version of each language

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IEEE Software  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 4 )