[erlang-questions] Simon P.J.'s Impl. of Func. Lang. now as a free book

Thomas Lindgren <>
Thu Apr 2 14:37:53 CEST 2009






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> From: Richard Carlsson <>
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> Subject: [erlang-questions] Simon P.J.'s Impl. of Func. Lang. now as a free book
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> http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/simonpj/papers/slpj-book-1987/

That's a great book, I read it forwards and backwards during a long trip abroad; it was, I guess, my gateway drug for programming language implementation. It predates Haskell and a lot of bells and whistles that came afterwards, but it gives you a good idea of how things are done, as well as how to think about these things.

Here's another, slightly more modern one by the very same: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/simonpj/papers/pj-lester-book/
Maybe someone should translate that one to Haskell as a 2nd edition.

Best,
Thomas



      




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