I listed a number of classic papers on functional languages. I read these papers whenever I have spare time to refresh my mind.
 Can Programming Be Liberated from the von Neumann Style? A Functional Style and Its Algebra of Programs
 Why Functional Programming Matters, John Hughes, The University, Glasgow
 A tutorial on the universality and expressiveness of fold, GRAHAM HUTTON, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
 Monads for functional programming, Philip Wadler, University of Glasgow
 Theorems for free, Philip Wadler, University of Glasgow
I will keep updating the list of papers here. If you think I missed an important paper, please let me know.
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You missed the most important one:
Can Programming Be Liberated from the von Neumann Style? A Functional Style and Its Algebra of Programs
from John Backus, written in 1977. You can read more about it at Wikipedia:
It’s easy to find on Google. Also you can download it here:
Click to access backus_turingaward_lecture.pdf
I haven’t read it yet…
Thanks! That should be the first classic paper in functional programming. I updated the list.
I would also suggest the classical “Out of Tar Pit” paper. It explores the process of creating large-scale systems with FP as a basis. I strongly recommend it!
Thanks! I will take a look at it.