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The Functional “C” experience

The Functional “C” experience
The Functional “C” experience
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.
0956-7968
129-135
Hartel, Pieter
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Muller, Henk
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Glaser, Hugh
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Glaser, Hugh
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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

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Local EPrints ID: 258816
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/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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