Purely Functional Data Structures

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 13, 1999 - Computers - 220 pages
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Most books on data structures assume an imperative language such as C or C++. However, data structures for these languages do not always translate well to functional languages such as Standard ML, Haskell, or Scheme. This book describes data structures from the point of view of functional languages, with examples, and presents design techniques that allow programmers to develop their own functional data structures. The author includes both classical data structures, such as red-black trees and binomial queues, and a host of new data structures developed exclusively for functional languages. All source code is given in Standard ML and Haskell, and most of the programs are easily adaptable to other functional languages. This handy reference for professional programmers working with functional languages can also be used as a tutorial or for self-study.
  

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Page 208 - Tyng-Ruey Chuang and Benjamin Goldberg. Real-time deques, multihead Turing machines, and purely functional programming. In Conference on Functional Programming Languages and Computer Architecture, pages 289-298, June 1993.
Page 211 - Robert Hood. The Efficient Implementation of Very-High-Level Programming Language Constructs. PhD thesis, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, August 1982. (Cornell TR 82-503).
Page 208 - F. Warren Burton. An efficient functional implementation of FIFO queues. Information Processing Letters, 14(5):205-206, July 1982.
Page 211 - Rob R. Hoogerwoord. A symmetric set of efficient list operations. Journal of Functional Programming, 2(4):505-513, October 1992. 13. John Hughes. A novel representation of lists and its application to the function "reverse".
Page 207 - F. Warren Burton and Robert D. Cameron. Pattern matching with abstract data types. Journal of Functional Programming, 3(2): 171 - 190, 1993.

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Okasaki-Carnegie Mellon University

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