Purely Functional Data Structures

Purely Functional Data Structures

by Chris Okasaki
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Cambridge University Press
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Purely Functional Data Structures

Most books on data structures assume an imperative language like C or C++. However, data structures for these languages do not always translate well to functional languages such as Standard ML, Haskell, or Scheme. This book describes data structures and data structure design techniques from the point of view of functional languages. It includes code for a wide assortment both of classical data structures and of data structures developed exclusively for functional languages.This handy reference for professional programmers working with functional languages can also be used as a tutorial or for self-study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521631242
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/13/1998
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Persistence; 3. Some familiar data structures in a functional setting; 4. Lazy evaluation; 5. Fundamentals of amortization; 6. Amortization and persistence via lazy evaluation; 7. Eliminating amortization; 8. Lazy rebuilding; 9. Numerical representations; 10. Data-structural bootstrapping; 11. Implicit recursive slowdown; Appendix: Haskell source code.

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