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Programming Languages and Tools Lab

Automatic Function Inversion in Haskell

December 6

We present an approach for automatic function inversion in Haskell. The inverse functions we generate are based on an extension of Haskell’s computational model with non-determinism and free variables. We implement this functional logic extension of Haskell via a monadic lifting of functions and type declarations. Using inverse functions, we additionally show how Haskell’s pattern matching can be augmented with support for functional patterns, which enable arbitrarily deep pattern matching in data structures. Finally, we provide a plugin for the Glasgow Haskell Compiler to seamlessly integrate inverses and functional patterns into the language, covering almost all of the Haskell2010 language standard.

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Speaker: Finn Teegen

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