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The Functional “C” experience

Hartel, Pieter, Muller, Henk and Glaser, Hugh, Peyton Jones, Simon L. and Wadler, Philip L.(eds.) (2004) The Functional “C” experience Journal of Functional Programming, 14, (2), pp. 129-135.

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A functional programming language can be taught successfully as a first language, but if there is no follow up the students do not appreciate the functional approach. Following discussions concerning this issue at the 1995 FPLE conference (Hartel & Plasmeijer, 1995), we decided to develop such a follow up by writing a book that teaches C to students who can write simple functional programs. This paper summarises the essence of our approach, which is based on program transformation, and presents our experience teaching functional C at the Universities of Southampton and Bristol.

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Published date: March 2004
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 258816
ISSN: 0956-7968
PURE UUID: 4286b151-985c-4a25-9f4f-06f2303ab3c4

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Date deposited: 28 Jan 2004
Last modified: 31 Oct 2017 13:13

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Author: Pieter Hartel
Author: Henk Muller
Author: Hugh Glaser
Editor: Simon L. Peyton Jones
Editor: Philip L. Wadler

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