## PolyLib - a library of polytypic functions (1998)

Venue: | In Workshop on Generic Programming (WGP'98), Marstrand |

Citations: | 4 - 0 self |

### BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Jansson98polylib-,

author = {Patrik Jansson and Johan Jeuring},

title = {PolyLib - a library of polytypic functions},

booktitle = {In Workshop on Generic Programming (WGP'98), Marstrand},

year = {1998},

pages = {14--255},

publisher = {Springer-Verlag}

}

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### Abstract

This paper describes the polytypic functions in PolyLib, motivates their presence in the library, and gives a rationale for their design. Thus we hope to share our experience with other researchers in the field. We will assume the reader has some familiarity with the field of polytypic programming. Of course, a library is an important part of a programming language. Languages like Java, Delphi, Perl and Haskell are popular partly because of their useful and extensive libraries. For a polytypic programming language it is even more important to have a clear and well-designed library: writing polytypic programs is difficult, and we do not expect many programmers to write polytypic programs. On the other hand, many programmers use polytypic programs such as parser generators, equality functions, etc. This is a first attempt to describe the library of PolyP; we expect that both the form and content of this description will change over time. One of the goals of this paper is to obtain feedback on the library design from other researchers working within the field. At the moment the library only contains the basic

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