- A StackOverflow post that talks about this problem and references functional reactive programming (FRP).
- The Haskell people have developed UI frameworks around FRP.
- The spreadsheet is an example of a FRP model where cells are re-evaluated when dependent values change.
- Clojure creater Rich Hickey recommends sticking with state-ful programming but keeping it to a minimal.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Functional UI programming
I started using Scala recently to develop a movie player as a side project, with the goal of using functional constructs whenever possible. I found myself using imperative-style programming when interacting with the UI framework. This got me thinking, is there a functional state-less way to develop UIs? A bit of Googling revealed the following: