Reactive Programming is a style of DataflowProgramming
where changes in input values are propagated through a function call graph. This should be familiar to users of spreadsheets. This is naturally expressed in FunctionalProgramming
, resulting in FunctionalReactiveProgramming
Related to EventDrivenProgramming
. These aren't associated with 'changes to inputs', but rather to external discrete observations; however, the relationship is a close one.
can be used to implement ReactiveProgramming
, but requires explicit caching, far too much SelfDiscipline
and knowledge to avoid problematic SideEffect
s that bite you in the arse later. Most programmers screw up. (Related: DeprecatingTheObserverPattern
may also be leveraged into ReactiveProgramming
, but isn't ideally suitable for it.
A new ReactiveProgramming
model is under development, called ReactiveDemandProgramming
, supporting bi-directional communication of demands (making it more suitable for open modularity, constraint programming, distributed programming).
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