Haskell in the teaching of Maths

George Russell ger@tzi.de
Thu, 22 Nov 2001 11:59:29 +0100

The University where I did my Maths degree also had an extremely good Computer Science
department, but sadly this connection was not exploited nearly as much as it should
have been.  I have two anecdotes which might be relevant:
(1) I remember being told off by one teaching assistant for writing a higher-order
function using the \lambda notation.
(2) I found it very hard to get my head round the Stone-Cech compactification because
of the functions and functions of functions that were involved, until I tried writing
things down using ML notation.