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The Design of Functional Programs - A Calculational Approach

The Design of Functional Programs - A Calculational Approach
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Publisher: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Number of pages: 228

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This document was started as a research to what extent functional programs can be designed in a calculational way. This should be possible because functional-program notations carry less operational connotations than their sequential counterparts do, functional-program notations more resemble "ordinary" mathematical formalisms than sequential-program notations do. This raised a question of whether the two ways of programming are really different: they might very well turn out to have more in common than one would expect at first sight. The results of this research are laid down in this document. This study is about programming, as a design activity; it is not about programming languages, formal semantics included, nor about implementations. This implies that this document discusses semantics and implementations only as far as needed for its purpose, namely the formulation of a set of rules for designing programs.

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