[Haskell-cafe] Bibliographic references on advantages of functional languages for refactoring

Nicola Gigante nicola.gigante at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 16:27:40 UTC 2015

> Il giorno 23/giu/2015, alle ore 18:11, Nicola Gigante <nicola.gigante at gmail.com> ha scritto:

Ping, anyone?

> Hi all,
> I’m writing my master thesis, which is not itself about functional programming but 
> I use Haskell as the language chosen for the implementation of whatever I’m
> talking about.
> To motivate the choice more than “I like the language” I’m arguing that
> since I’m implementing experimental stuff and I’ll need to change the code
> and refactor very often, a strongly typed language is what I need.
> I wrote this sentence:
> "Strongly-typed programming eases the refactoring process by leveraging 
> the compiler to spot wrong transformations before they turn into runtime bugs”
> Since this thesis is not itself about functional programming this sentence needs
> to be backed by something. In other words I need to cite some published paper
> where this is said/surveyed/proved/whatever.
> So the question: can you help me find referentiable published work relative to
> how strongly-typed functional programming eases refactoring?
> A survey or some case-study report or some functional pearl, dunno.
> Thank you very much in advance,
> Nicola

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