In Theory mainly concerned with lambda-calculus?, F. G. Dorais wrote, of the idea that the lambda-calulus defines a domain of mathematics:
That would never stick unless there's another good reason. Besides, the schism between cs and math is very recent, I would contend that "functional programming" is actually a math term, historically speaking. More importantly, it would be wrong to use a term different than those who use it most, namely theoretical computer scientists, who are very competent mathematicians by the way.
The idea, I think, is that the overlap between the kind of constructive mathematics that follows the formulae-as-types correspondence, and pure functional programming is so substantial that the core of the two topics is essentially the same subject.
Is this true?