[Haskell-cafe] Intro to functional dependencies in Haskell?

Alfonso Acosta alfonso.acosta at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 07:26:26 EDT 2008

Not so long ago, I had difficulties to understand functional dependecies.

Due to the (sometimes well-grounded) prejudgement of considering
research papers as an unfriendly and obscure source of information, I
stupidly ruled out reading Mark P Jones original paper. Then I learned
I was totally wrong, it is written in a friendly way, with lots of
examples, allowing me to finally understand how functional
dependencies work and what was the reason to introduce them:


On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 7:21 AM, Alexis Hazell <dry.green.tea at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>  i'm having some trouble 'getting' functional dependencies in the Haskell
>  context (although my understanding of them in the context of relational
>  database theory isn't that great either). Could someone please point me
>  to an introduction / tutorial in this regard?
>  Thanks!
>  Alexis.
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