Hands-on Haskell Introduction

A session at FP Days 2013

Friday 25th October, 2013

10:45am to 2:45pm (GMT)

Haskell is an interesting programming language that is quite different from most other languages. It is purely functional, lazy, has algebraic data types and pattern matching, and a powerful type system. Learning Haskell can make you a better programmer, but it can also be daunting.

We will teach you the basics of Haskell with a combination of presentation and exercises. No prior experience with Haskell is required. We will cover important language features like data types, pattern matching and IO, as well as tools, such as the GHC compiler, the interactive GHCi environment, and cabal.

This is a hands-on session. Before coming, please make sure you have a laptop with the current Haskell platform (http://www.haskell.org/platform/) installed. This is version 2013.2.0.0, which includes GHC 7.6.3.

There is a break part-way through the session for lunch.

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Erik Hesselink

Software developer at Silk

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Sebastiaan Visser

Software developer at Silk

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FP Days 2013

England England, Cambridge

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Time 10:45am2:45pm GMT

Date Fri 25th October 2013

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