Obstacles to a totally functional programming style

Bailes, P. A. C. and Kemp, C. J. (2004). Obstacles to a totally functional programming style. In: P. Strooper, Proceedings of the 2004 Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2004). The 2004 Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2004), Melbourne, Australia, (178-187). 13-16 April 2004. doi:10.1109/ASWEC.2004.1290470


Author Bailes, P. A. C.
Kemp, C. J.
Title of paper Obstacles to a totally functional programming style
Conference name The 2004 Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2004)
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 13-16 April 2004
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2004 Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2004)
Journal name 2004 Australian Software Engineering Conference, Proceedings
Place of Publication Los Alamitos, California, U.S.A.
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/ASWEC.2004.1290470
Open Access Status
ISBN 0769520898
ISSN 1530-0803
Editor P. Strooper
Volume 15
Start page 178
End page 187
Total pages 10
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Abstract/Summary "Totally functional programming" (TFP) advocates the complete replacement of symbolic representations for data by functions. TFP is motivated by observations from practice in language extensibility and functional programming. Its technical essence extends the role of "fold" functions in structuring functional programs to include methods that make comparisons on elements of data structures. The obstacles that currently prevent the immediate uptake of TFP as a style within functional programming equally indicate future research directions in the areas of theoretical foundations, supporting technical infrastructure, demonstrated practical applicability, and relationship to OOP.
Subjects E1
280302 Software Engineering
700199 Computer software and services not elsewhere classified
Q-Index Code E1

 
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