Elements Of Functional Programming, 1st edition

  • Chris Reade

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This book gives a lucid and thorough account of the concepts and techniques used in modern functional programming languages. Standard ML is used for notation, but the examples can be easily adapted to other functional languages.

The book is aimed at advanced undergraduate or graduate level students who are familiar with another high-level language and discrete mathematics. It will also be invaluable to professional programmers who wish to explore the new possibilities opened up by functional programming.

Table of contents

1. Functional Programming Concepts
2. Support for Abstraction
3. Programming with Lists
4. Extended Examples: Pictures and Life
5. New Types (Concrete Types)
6. Extended Example: Command Interpreter
7. Abstract Data Types and Modules
8. Lazy Evaluation
9. Eager Evaluation
10. Denotational Semantics
11. Type Checking and Type Inference
12. The Lambda Caculus and Combinators
13. Implementation Techniques
14. Extending Functional Methods

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Published by Pearson (January 1st 1989) - Copyright © 1989