Can Functional Programming Be Liberated from the Applicative Style?

Wolfram Kahl

pp. 330-335 in Bjørn Pehrson, Imre Simon (eds): Technology and Foundations, Information Processing '94, Proceedings of the IFIP 13th World Computer Congress, Hamburg, Germany, 28 August - 2 September 1994, Volume I , IFIP Transactions A-51, North-Holland, 1994



Modern functional languages all support higher-order functions. Nevertheless actual applications are mostly written in an applicative style. We show how working with a language based on slightly shifted concepts and embedded into a powerful environment can bring about change.

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Wolfram Kahl