Hanna, Keith (2002) Interactive Visual Functional Programming. In: Proc. Intnl Conf. on Functional Programming, OCT 04-06, 2002, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
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An interactive graphical environment for supporting the development and use of Haskell applications programs is described. The environment, named Vital, is particularly intended for supporting the open-ended, incremental development style often preferred by non-specialist users in which successive steps of program development are motivated and informed by results so far obtained.Significant features of Vital include: the graphical display of data structures in a format defined by a datatype-indexed stylesheet, the way that evaluation of (possibly infinite) values is demand-driven by the action of the user scrolling around an unbounded workspace, and support for copy-and-paste graphical editing of data structures. This latter allows, for example, the user to modify a complex data structure by point-and-click operations, or to create (by functional evaluation) a regular data structure and then edit values or expressions into it. The effect of each editing operation is immediately reflected in the Haskell program source code.
|Item Type:||Conference or workshop item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled keywords:||functional visual interactive edit live stylesheet Haskell|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group|
|Depositing User:||Mark Wheadon|
|Date Deposited:||24 Nov 2008 17:59|
|Last Modified:||18 Jul 2012 08:29|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13713 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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