It can be true in some sections. In my work I have to do learn some skills
on server side programming while I worked as a front-end-only programmer
for my first 3 years. Not only the gap between Clojure and JavaScript, but
the gap between servers and browsers made me puzzling too.

On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 12:27 PM mars0i <marsh...@logical.net> wrote:

> On Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 6:14:02 PM UTC-5, Alan Moore wrote:
> > Another red pill rescue... ;-)
> >
> > I know how you feel... My day job is all in C++ and JS so it is nice to
> go home and work in a sane language.
> >
> > I sometimes apply the general principles I've learned to the day job and
> I challenge myself to translate certain idioms from FP to C++. I've noticed
> that
>
> I think of Javascript as a language that allows you to do functional
> programming.  It allows you to do a lot of other things, too.  Jiyin
> Yiyong, my guess is that much of what you do in Clojurescript could be
> written in an analogous style in Javascript.  There are libraries available
> for Javascript that make this easier, and books and websites that teach
> functional programming techniques in Javascript.  That wouldn't be as much
> fun as Clojurescript(!), but it might not be as painful as other
> programming methods in Javascript.
>
> Maybe the real problem is not Javascript, but the skills of other
> programmers you work with (I don't think that imperative programming, OO,
> etc. is bad--but it's not what I like), and the libraries you are using
> (you mentioned some template languages).
>
> When I worked at jobs in programming teams, sometimes I used functional
> methods in Java or in Perl.  I had to make sure that other programmers
> would understand the code later, so I made sure that I documented it very
> thoroughly.
>
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