Does functional programming mandate new naming conventions?

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Published on 2009-10-14T07:23:41Z Indexed on 2010/04/04 11:43 UTC
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I recently started studying functional programming using Haskell and came upon this article on the official Haskell wiki: How to read Haskell.

The article claims that short variable names such as x, xs, and f are fitting for Haskell code, because of conciseness and abstraction. In essence, it claims that functional programming is such a distinct paradigm that the naming conventions from other paradigms don't apply.

What are your thoughts on this?

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