Cool new Free software
Posted Dec 19, 2012 12:20 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
In reply to: Cool new Free software
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Yes, it's trendy. Its pervasive async event model is really interesting once you get inside its twisted head.
Our friends in the functional community should appreciate the return of functional programming, with a vengeance: in node, everything is a callback. I remember reading the tortured syntax that Paul Graham had to write to enable some kind of pseudo-multiprocessing in Lisp; in node, it is all there and nicely managed for you.
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