Classic papers on functional languages

I listed a number of classic papers on functional languages. I read these papers whenever I have spare time to refresh my mind.

[0] Can Programming Be Liberated from the von Neumann Style? A Functional Style and Its Algebra of Programs

[1] Why Functional Programming Matters, John Hughes, The University, Glasgow

[2] A tutorial on the universality and expressiveness of fold, GRAHAM HUTTON, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

[3] Monads for functional programming, Philip Wadler, University of Glasgow

[4] 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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5 thoughts on “Classic papers on functional languages

  1. 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:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Backus
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_programming#History

    It’s easy to find on Google. Also you can download it here:
    http://www.thocp.net/biographies/papers/backus_turingaward_lecture.pdf

    I haven’t read it yet…
    Regards,
    Albert Vila

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