Haskell for embedded domain-specific languages

16th March 2012 in London at The Skills Matter eXchange

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A domain-specific language (DSL) is a usually small language for a dedicated domain with its own unique appearance and rules for composition. Haskell has a very flexible syntax, and offers higher-order functions. Therefore, we can often mimic the visual style of a particular domain directly within the language, yielding an embedded DSL.


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Haskell for embedded domain-specific languages

Andres Löh

Andres Löh is a long-time functional programming enthusiast. He has started using Haskell in 1997 while being an undergraduate studying mathematics. He obtained his PhD on datatype-generic programming using Haskell from Utrecht University in 2004. Since then, he has continued to use Haskell in research and practice, including teaching various courses both to students and participants from industry. His main interests, next to datatype-generic programming, are embedded domain-specific languages, unleashing the full power of Haskell's type system, parallelism and applying functional languages to real-life problems. Since 2010, Andres is an independent Haskell consultant and partner at Well-Typed LLP.