Introductory Functional Programming Syllabii for U.K. Degrees 
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 Introductory Functional Programming Syllabii for U.K. Degrees

Thank you all for responding to my query

    "Introductory Functional Programming Syllabii for U. K. Degrees"

There were 10 responses, and some were very generous with their time.

I am particularly grateful to Simon Jones of Stirling University who
drew my attention to the following paper:

R. Harrison, "The use of functional languages in teaching computer
science", J. Functional Programming 3(1): 67-75 (1993).

This paper adequately addresses most of the aspects of my query. It
includes responses from several institutions outside U.K. (notably,
U.S.A, Europe, Australia). I would have liked to see the results of
a more in depth study, including Degree programs of most of the
Universities in U.K. ONLY. I think it is vey difficult to remove the
disparity among the variety of qualifications awarded by the
institutions world wide. So, finding common grounds to compare is hard.

In view of the relatively limited number of responses I received,
I am postponing such a "parochial" but, perhaps more detailed
investigation. In the mean time the following summarises the result.

sender          Language        Prerequisite    Yr.     Duration    Perf
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Greg


Andy            Calculus






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The other three communications did not provide any information.

This  kind  of survey will benefit immensely, if such information is made
available on the World Wide Web pages by each of the institutions.   Only
few University Computing Departments do so.

I think it is important that there is a consensus on what forms the  core
of  the  Basic  Functional  Programming  Course, and that every Computing
Graduate is fully conversant with it. Soon,  there  is  likey  to  be  an
upsurge  in  new  books  on Functional Programming (comparable to that in
Formal Specs.), and a new comer needs to  know  what  are  the  standards
that reflect current trends and developments in this field.

I'll welcome any comments or helpful suggestions.

Once again thank you for your time.

Ananda Amatya

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Mon, 29 Sep 1997 03:00:00 GMT  
 
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