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The Scala and FPL friendly event in Paris!

October 24th and 25th, 2013. Paris, France

Into Enemy Territory: A Summary Of What Haskell Is And What Irreparable Sequelae It Did To My Brain

This talk is the report of a battle. A battle against common sense. A battle of one man against one world. A world with no objects and no for-loops to cling to. You’ve been struggling against Scala? Well, how cute is that. The beast I’m telling you about is of a whole other kind. It’s a beast that’s beyond the most twisted nightmares of H.P. Lovecraft himself. ‘Cause we’re goin’ in for the big game. Lost in the mazes of lazily evaluated thunks, strictness invariants and monads will be our sole guides. And y’ain’t wanna mess with that kind o’ guide, ’tis what I’m telling you, or they’re gonna blow the heap out of ya. This ain’t no ride for wimps, but if we get out of this alive, you will have learnt the meaning of life, or in other words:

  • how to tame lazy evaluation by default,
  • how to process collections of data with nothing but regular functions,
  • why Algebraic Abstractions From Hell matter,
  • how to implement your own execution control method,
  • and maybe how to do things concurrently and in parallel (i.e how to do stuff faster and then screw up stuff faster).

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Event type: Long session (42 minutes)


Location: Room 2

Date / Time: Thursday 16:15 - 17:15

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Yves Parès


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