Monads for functional programming philip wadler, university of glasgow department of computing science, university of glasgow, g12 8qq, scotland. The special characteristics and advantages of functional programming are often summed up more or less as follows functional programs contain no assignment statements, so variables, once given a value, never change more generally, functional programs contain no side-eﬀects at all a function call can have no eﬀect other than to compute its result. I find that application-oriented papers help a great deal in bringing home functional programming as a way of thinking here are two papers i found informative and fun to read monadic parser combinators composing fractals in this sense, sicp is.
Journal of functional programming is the only journal devoted solely to the design, implementation, and application of functional programming languages, spanning the range from mathematical theory to industrial practice topics covered include functional languages and extensions, implementation techniques, reasoning and proof, program transformation and synthesis, type systems, type theory.
Simon’s main research interest is in functional programming languages, their implementation, and their application he was a key contributor to the design of the now-standard functional language haskell, and is the lead designer of the widely-used glasgow haskell compiler (ghc.
In this research, comparison is made between the new programming language of apple, swift, with the main programming language of apple before swift, objective-c this research focusses on the characteristics of swift programming language and differences between swift and objective-c.