Module 25344 (2012)
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The purpose of this module is to present the basic ideas of functional programming, to demonstrate the main elements of good programming style and to illustrate some of its uses and applications.
The aims of this module are to:
- present the basic ideas of functional programming languages
- demonstrate the main elements of good programming style
- illustrate some of the uses and applications of functional programming
|On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:||Assessed by:|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the main features and advantages of a functional language||Examination, Coursework|
|2||write programs and implement algorithms in a functional style||Examination, Coursework|
|3||use functional programming techniques to solve problems||Examination, Coursework|
|4||use higher-order and list-manipulating functions||Examination, Coursework|
|5||use various data types appropriately in the solution of problems||Examination, Coursework|
Eleven two-hour weekly lectures plus eleven two-hour demonstrator-supervised laboratory sessions.
- Sessional: 1.5 hr examination (80%), coursework (20%).
- Supplementary (where allowed): By examination only (100%).
|Introduction to Functional Programming using Haskell (second edition)||Richard Bird||Prentice Hall , 1998|
|Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming (second edition)||Simon Thompson||Addison Wesley Longman , 1999|
|Programming in Haskell||Graham Hutton||Cambridge University Press , 2007|
|Real World Haskell||Bryan O'Sullivan||O'Reilly , 2008|
|The Haskell School of Expression||Paul Hudak||Cambridge University Press , 2000|
|An Introduction to Functional Programming Systems Using Haskell||Antony J. T. Davie||Cambridge University Press , 1992|
|Functional Programming with Haskell||Michael G. Hinchey and Steven A. Jarvis||McGraw-Hill , 1997|
- Introduction: aims of the module; structure and organisation of the module; assessment; teaching methods; style of presentation; useful books.
- Functional language paradigm: uses; implementation; history; main features; advantages and disadvantages; languages (e.g., Lisp, ML, OCAML, Haskell);
- Fundamental ideas (higher-order functions, currying, uncurrying, function composition, recursion, local definitions); programming style; literate scripts; type systems.
- Numbers: basic operations, basic numerical types, numerical type classes.
- Lists: basic operations.
- Advanced features: e.g., modules; monads; interactive programs; lazy evaluation; proving properties possessed by programs.
Last updated: 25 April 2012
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