If you didn't read my previous post, you'll want to check that out first: The Purely Functional Python Brainfuck Challenge.
So, today was the first day I really invested some thought and time into the challenge. I decided that before just diving into code I'd spend some time reading up on functional programming in python, and learn a bit.
The first thing I read through was the official python functional programming page which you can find here. This had a bunch of useful information regarding functional programming tools in python, but didn't really have any examples of actual functional programs.