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Functional Programming Resource Center
White Papers & EBooks
Functional Programming with XSLT. 2.0 & FXSL
White paper: “Higher-Order Functional Programming with XSLT. 2.0 and FXSL,” by Dimitre Novatchev. Discusses imperative programming, declarative programming, functional programming, basic Haskell notation, higher-order functions and XSLT, template references, standard higher-order XPath functions, standard higher-order XPath operators, higher-order XPath constructors, higher-order foreign functions, representing lists in XSLT, functional programming design patterns, recursion patterns, mapping of lists, functional composition and currying, implementations of functional composition in XSLT 2.0, implementation of currying and partial application in XSLT 2.0, limitations of wrapping non-higher order functions and FXSL 2.0.
Functional Programming for Real(-Time) Apps
White paper: "Directions in Functional Programming for Real(-Time) Applications," by Walid Taha, Paul Hudak and Zhanyong Wan. Discusses the basics of functional programming, the techniques and approaches to building real-time software, functional programming concepts, functions, functional programming languages, functional programming for real-time applications, functions as tools for analysis and modeling of computation, input/output, uniqueness, interaction, runtime errors and partiality, infinite loops, concurrency, randomness, non-determinism and sets, stateful computation, types and type systems, types as a tool for classifying models of computation, continuous/differential model, discrete/difference model, synchronous/reactive model, finite state machine model, abstract state machine model, discrete event model, types of performance, abstract functors and difunctors, type-and effect systems and indexed-types, higher-order functions and mathematical semantics.
Why Functional Programming Matters
White paper: “Why Functional Programming Matters,” by John Hughes. Discusses an analogy with structured programming, gluing functions together, gluing programs together, Newton-Raphson square roots, numerical differentiation, numerical integration and an example of artificial intelligence.
The Essence of Functional Programming
White paper: "The Essence of Functional Programming ," by Philip Wadler. Discusses he use monads to structure functional programs, interpreting monads, what a monad is, error messages, state, output, call-by-name interpreter, monad laws, the CPS (continuation passing style)interpreter, monads and CPS, monads vs. CPS and experiencing monads.
Lazy Functional Components for GUIs
White paper: "Gadgets: Lazy Functional Components for Graphical User Interfaces," by Rob Noble and Colin Runciman. Discusses a process extension to a lazy functional programming system, the extended language, dynamically-created processes communicate by asynchronous message passing, illustrate the use of the language (including an example of a simple board game in which squares are implemented as concurrent processes), describe a window manager (implemented in the extended functional language), improving budgets, components, component definitions, continuation passing style, message transmission, message reception, composing components, duplex wires, higher-order functions, components with lists of pins, gadgets, the screen manager and the implementation outline.

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Update :: January 19, 2018