<p>In the functional-programming world, traditional design patterns generally manifest in one of three ways:<br/> * The pattern is absorbed...

I n the functional-programming world, traditional design patterns generally manifest in one of three ways: The pattern is absorbed by the language. The pattern solution still exists in the functional paradigm, but the implementation details The solution is implemented using capabilities other languages or paradigms lack. (For example, many solutions

I n the functional-programming world, traditional design patterns generally manifest in one of three ways:

  • The pattern is absorbed by the language.
  • The pattern solution still exists in the functional paradigm, but the implementation details
  • The solution is implemented using capabilities other languages or paradigms lack. (For example, many solutions that use metaprogramming are clean and elegant — and they're not
    possible in Java.)

Neal Ford

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-ft10/j-ft10-pdf.pdf