I want to learn one functional programming language. I would like to know pros/cons of various candidates based on some assumptions (to be specified in question).

Now as it is Opinion based, StackOverflow.com is definitely not a place. Progammers SE could be one place, but FAQ suggest other wise.

Is there any suitable SE forum where opinion based questions are allowed?

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    There is no such SE site Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 5:05
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    To be clear: there is a strong difference between opinion-based and subjective questions. Questions can be subjective, as long as their answers can be substantiated by hard evidence. Questions whose answers depend solely on opinion, however, do not fit.
    – user206222
    Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 5:18

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The SE system of voting on answers just doesn't work well for opinion based questions. Programmers actually started out as an 'opinion-based' site, but it wasn't really working - so its scope was overhauled.

No SE sites accept opinion based questions.

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    so, to summarise, the answer is no? ...;)
    – user234239
    Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 11:08
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    It is flawed with the reputation system. It might work if answers could be upvoted or downvoted without change of reputation like happens on meta sites which are opinion based.
    – CashCow
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 13:43
  • how wasn't it working?
    – CashCow
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 13:44

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