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Programming in Standard ML

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Programming in Standard ML
"Standard ML is a type-safe programming language that embodies many innovative ideas in programming language design. It is a statically typed language, with an extensible type system. It supports polymorphic type inference, which all but eliminates the burden of specifying types of variables and greatly facilitates code re-use. It provides efficient automatic storage management for data structures and functions. It encourages functional (effect-free) programming where appropriate, but allows imperative (effect-ful) programming where necessary. It facilitates programming with recursive and symbolic data structures by supporting the definition of functions by pattern matching. It features an extensible exception mechanism for handling error conditions and effecting non-local transfers of control. It provides a richly expressive and flexible module system for structuring large programs, including mechanisms for enforcing abstraction, imposing hierarchical structure, and building ...
Robert Harper
Added 07 Feb 2009
Updated 07 Feb 2009
Authors Robert Harper
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