For the people discussing the merits of functional programming in this quote-voting topic, discourse has a wonderful function: "reply as new topic".
It hides under the post date in the top right ("3h") -> "+ new topic".
Let's try to keep this thread on-topic, and follow-up on the (admittedly cool) tangents elsewhere.
To quote from our very own forum faq:
Keep It Tidy
Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:
• Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.