April 24, 2013

Free: Interpreters and Little Languages

The Free Monad, is a versatile tool. Free can be used to derive a cons list from a pair, make stack overflows disappear in your Scala code and importantly (for this presentation) can be used as a tool to decompose programs into little languages and interpreters that run those languages. This presentation will step through a basic implementation of Free and an example using Free to eliminate IO.

This talk was presented at the Functional Programming Sydney user group.

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