[Haskell] Math behind Haskell
Tomas Caithaml
Tomas.Caithaml at seznam.cz
Sun Sep 23 17:24:45 EDT 2007
Hi all.
When I was playing with Haskell and reading stuff about it, I noticed
that there is a lot of information in a form of research papers and a
lot of mathematics involved. I must confess that I quite like this
academic approach.
Well, I thought that while I am still at university I could take some
math classes to help me better understand these things and
broaden my horizon.
Any suggestion what could be relevant?
I came up with:
* Lambda calculus - the basis of functional languages
* Category theory - where all these mysterious things like monads,
arrows, and functors come from.
* Topology (?) - don't know; I thought it is important rather in
mathematical analysis (which I don't like much) but I have seen
somewhere some references to it in context of CS.
Any other suggestions?
Thanks, Tom.
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