IA014 Advanced Functional Programming

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium), z (credit).
doc. Mgr. Jan Obdržálek, PhD. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Mojmír Křetínský, CSc.
Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Informatics
Thu 10:00–11:50 D2
Previous experience with functional programming, at least to the extent covered by the course IB015 - Non-imperative programming.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
by the end of the course, students will:
understand the theoretical foundations of functional programming;
understand and be able to efficiently use modern/advanced concepts of functional programming languages (e.g. monads);
know the limits of the functional programming paradigm;
know some of the applications suited to the FP approach;
be able to evaluate and use FP-based concepts in modern mainstream (non-FP) languages
  • Theoretical foundations of functional programming (lambda calculus).
  • Type system, type classes.
  • Type system extensions.
  • Monads, monad transformers.
  • Generic programming.
  • Purely functional data structures.
  • Concurrency.
  • DSL - Domain specific languages.
  • Quickcheck - type based property testing.
  • Dependent types: Agda and Coq
  • O'SULLIVAN, Bryan, John GOERZEN and Don STEWART. Real World Haskell. First Edition. : O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2009. 670 pp. ISBN 978-0-596-51498-3. URL info
  • OKASAKI, Chris. Purely functional data structures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. x, 220. ISBN 0521631246. info
  • MICHAELSON, Greg. An introduction to functional programming through Lambda calculus. Wokingham: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1989. 320 s. ISBN 0-201-17812-5. info
  • JONES, Simon L. Peyton. The implementation of functional programming languages. New York: Prentice Hall, 1987. xvi, 445 s. ISBN 0-13-453325-9. info
Teaching methods
The course is organized as a series of lectures.
Assessment methods
Evaluation: final written exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2014, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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