Posted: Mar 10, 2012 11:15 am
by stalidon
VazScep wrote:I'm considering industry at some point. There are jobs out there where they're using this stuff. I have friends who code in ML for their day-job, and many of the general ideas are leaking through into mainstream languages. C# is totally mainstream, and is a pretty damn interesting language, precisely because of the amount of influence it's had from functional programmers working at Microsoft Research.

Still, I think I could have fun just doing this stuff in my spare time. The perl-mongers here in Edinburgh, and half the people who attend our functional programming meetup are in industry, and they're all interested in this sort of stuff.

Yeah, as I said... it depends on how CS-literate your boss turns up to be. Perhaps it's better now than it used to be. The 'industry' in the US seemed to suck pretty much, hence Dilbert. ;)