Experience with an Applicative String Processing Language

James H. Morris Jr., Eric Schmidt, Philip Wadler

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Abstract

Experience using and implementing the language Poplar is described. The major conclusions are: Applicative programming can be made more natural through the use of built-in iterative operators and post-fix notation. Clever evaluation strategies, such as lazy evaluation, can make applicative programming more computationally efficient. Pattern matching can be performed in an applicative framework. Many problems remain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPOPL '80 Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT symposium on Principles of programming languages
PublisherACM
Pages32-46
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0-89791-011-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1980

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