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Haskell and the Arts



Paul Hudak explores the question whether the elegance of functional programming is a good match for the aesthetics of art? Is it possible that artists could benefit from using functional languages in their work? In addition to the creative process, can functional languages assist artists in other ways? We will explore many of these issues in the context of the visual, musical, and performing arts.


Paul Hudak is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Yale University. his research interests center on programming language design, theory, and implementation. In the 1980's he helped organize the Haskell Committee, and in 1988 was co-Editor of the first Haskell Report, which defined the first version of Haskell.

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Jul 06, 2009