Philip Wadler and Erik Meijer: On Programming Language Theory and Practice

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    exoteric
    *sigh* I just bought second edition, I could've used a more clear warning Wink
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    Maddus Mattus

    My functional programming sense is tingling,...

    I will read this book.

    Nice shirt again Erik! I think you need to use Robijn Fleur en Fijn, it wont mess up the colours when you wash your shirts Wink

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    wil2300
    Good talk, I am interested in this book as well. But can someone please tell me the name of the book. I amazoned his name but don't even know the title. Thanks in advance (sparky00@gmail.com)
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    Charles
    From the post's description text Smiley Introduction to Functional Programming (Prentice Hall)

    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Functional-Programming-Prentice-International/dp/0134841891
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    wil2300
    Haha sorry I totally didn't read the intro but thanks for the head up!
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    Charles
    The great thing about the book is that it is language independent: the focus is squarely on core principles and concepts of functional programming.
    Enjoy!
    C
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    wil2300
    While I may never have a chance to meet or speak to Erik Meijer, if you remember, tell him that I am (not that you know me either) fast becoming a Haskell geek and its all thanks to his incessant references to Haskell no matter what he talks about. Well after F# I thought it
    was natural to hit Haskell as well. Also I am having a great time learning it. Erik is a Haskell Master Jedi, I am still Padawan.

    Charles, also, thank for grabbing these guys at Lang.Net and having them talk, esp Gilad Bracha - he is one funny dude.
    ~sparky
    sdasrath.blogspot.com

    PS: Also what the hey, the only copy of that book is 400 bucks!
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    Charles
    I will tell Erik next time I see him. You're welcome. I love Lang.NET. It's just an awesome thing. Gilad is one of our (Microsoft's) favorite personalities. You're not alone...

    C
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    wil2300
    Hey, this logo kinda looks familiar - is it umm Psynosis or something that made Colony Wars for the PS1?
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    edwalkeruk

    Everyday life and critical aspects of our economy, defense, and government depend on software, and software, in turn, depends on high-level programming languages and their efficient implementations. Ever since Fortran and its automatic compiler in the late 50s, language implementation techniques have been central to computer science, and have relied on well-defined theoretical contributions and central principles. The focus of this summer school is the mix or interplay of theory and practice in language implementation mechanisms, such as compilers or run-time systems. The main aim of this summer school is to enable participants to conduct research in the area, thereby contributing to improved software.

     

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