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Towards a categorical foundation for generic programming

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Generic Haskell is an extension of Haskell that supports datatype-generic programming. The central idea of Generic Haskell is to interpret a type by a function, the so-called instance of a generic function at that type. Since types in Haskell include parametric types such as `list of', Generic Haskell represents types by terms of the simply-typed lambda calculus. This paper puts the idea of interpreting types as functions on a firm theoretical footing, exploiting the fact that the simply-type...

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10.1145/2036918.2036926

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ACM
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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uuid:9a219f98-a6cf-4479-8050-12a661797ac4
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cs:5065
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978-1-4503-0861-8

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