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Revisiting "Why FP Matters" by John Hughes

  • Pandera Labs 1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 250 Chicago, IL, 60602 United States (map)


"Seems interesting, but pretty different. What can I do with FP that makes it really useful?"

Rather than make up our own answers, we'll be revisiting a 1990 paper titled "Why FP Matters" by John Hughes, the inventor of QuickCheck and one of the designers of Haskell.

FP is all about the code, so we'll be discussing many examples from the paper on useful abstractions, higher-order functions, and lazy evaluation.

If "Why FP Matters" has been in your to-read folder, but you haven't had the time to dig in, come along and enjoy a taste with the FP Chicago group.

The talk will be given by co-organizer Greg Baran, a software consultant specializing in performance, and a Cub fan since 1959.

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