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Scala is not a purely functional programming language. But we can restrict ourselves to a purely functional subset of Scala. The question is: should we? This talk will make the case that the answer is unequivocally "yes". We can treat Scala as a purely functional language. But more than that, it's the right thing to do.
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Rúnar is a managing engineer at Takt, co-author of “Functional Programming in Scala”, co-creator of the Ermine programming language, and a functional programming extremist.