Hi,

just notice there seems to be a trend in industry to include
functional language features everywhere - now it's even in the new
C++:
http://www2.research.att.com/~bs/C++0xFAQ.html#lambda

JDK 8 will also include lambda support:
http://blogs.oracle.com/henrik/2010/10/java_roadmap_from_javaone_2010.html

It seems that in times of excessive CPU capacity and multiple cores
people turn to features which give more dynamic as well as easier
implementation of concurrent applications (no synchronization needed
when going strict functional).  Amazing that Lisp is one of the oldest
languages around still in use and its family seems to be prepared to
finally reach mainstream. :-)

Cheers

robert

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