Haskell Resources

6 October 2010

Lectures 6–8 will address some interesting uses of types in programming, with examples specifically from the Haskell language.

If you haven’t programmed in Haskell before — or you have, but Informatics 1 seems but a distant memory — then over the next week you should learn some basics of the language. The rest of this post suggests some resources, updating last year’s list with new material from students.
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Lecture 12: Heterogeneous Metaprogramming in F#

19 February 2009

Metaprogramming, code that manipulates code.  Examples: macros, templates, eval; quotation, quasiquotation, antiquotation; staged computation; run-time code generation, self-modifying code; MetaOCaml, homogeneous vs. heterogeneous metaprogramming, offshoring code.  The F# programming language; background, motivation; mixture of ML and .NET; interlanguage working.  Metaprogramming with LINQ: expressions in C#; quotations in F#, strongly typed expression data; using LINQ to map F# source to SQL queries; lightweight runtime code generation; Conway’s Game of Life in F#, outsourced to run on a GPU.

Advertisements for Martín Escardo’s seminar this afternoon, and Sam Lindley’s talk on Database Programming Without Tiers as an APL guest lecture on Monday.

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LFCS Seminar

18 February 2009

There’s an APL-relevant seminar in the Forum this Thursday afternoon.

A Monad for Exhaustively Searching
Infinite Sets in Finite Time

Martín Escardo

University of Birmingham

4pm Thursday, 19th of February, 2009
Room 4.31/4.33, Informatics Forum

Links: Seminar abstract; LFCS Seminar series

This talk will show how to use monads in Haskell to structure and execute exhaustive search over (certain) infinite sets.  Martín is a great speaker, and has also done fascinating work on exact real computation.  He’s interested in having APL students along to the talk, and it should be accessible to those interested in programming languages and mathematics.

You’ll need to sign in to enter the Forum, but just state that you are attending a research seminar, following item 3 of the Forum access policy.