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Functional Programming in Python

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Python is not a functional programming language, but it is a multi-paradigm language that makes functional programming easy to perform, and easy to mix with other programming styles. In this paper, David Mertz, a director of Python Software Foundation, examines the functional aspects of the language and points out which options work well and which ones you should generally ...more
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Published May 1st 2015 by O'Relly
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Laurens Bosscher
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
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It's not very much an introduction to functional programming in Python but more an guide on how you can utilize these concepts in Python. The explanation is very good though and even for someone with very limited FP experience it was reasonable easy to follow along (although I didn't get everything).

I can highly recommend this.
Deepak Sandhu
Feb 24, 2018 rated it liked it
it is condensed. but too short. it shows how functional programming can be used.
But does not teach a lot how to write functional programs.
if you are new to functional programming (in python) its a good start. but does need more than one read to get it at some topics.

its better to read a little on functional programming in general before starting this.
Takeshi
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
A booklet that introduces functional programming style with a non-FP language. The contents are only as long as three or four blog articles but basically cover the most commonly used FP-style implementations in Python.
Viet Vu
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Provide enough information about functional programming and how does it be applied/affected in our Python code.

Short enough to read in an afternoon, simple enough to get it all in a single read. I would recommend this book for junior Python programmer.
Arsenii Yamnii
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Good. Short and good
David
Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it
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This book gives a concise, although not comprehensive, overview of functional programming in Python. The length of the book suggests an introduction but a beginner in either Python or functional programming would have a hard time understanding some of the contents and examples immediately. I did take away a few pieces of knowledge from the book such as the use of the functools library.
Dmytro Chasovskyi
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
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I would rather not recommend this book for people who would like to view on the Python Functional Programming side without previous Functional Python experience.

The Main shortcoming of this book is lack of completely independent examples. Often they either depend on the previous code or cannot be run not being self-contained from the begging (e.g. on page 27, ```lazy = open('06-laziness.md')```) . It seems for me that book is raw and wasn't rigorously reviewed before publishing.
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