Thursday, December 19, 2013

Asynchronous functional reactive programming for GUIs

Asynchronous functional reactive programming for GUIs
Evan Czaplicki and Stephen Chong
PLDI 2013 (see also

This paper presents a new functional reactive programming-based programming language aimed at graphical user interaction (particularly on Web pages as embedded in Javascript).  Graphical user interaction has frequently been cited as a motivation for FRP techniques since the first work on it by Elliott and Hudak.  Early techniques had some significant performance problems, while more recent techniques have introduced restrictions or refinements that seek to reconcile convenient programming with efficiency.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013


I'm trying out an interrobang (‽) in the blog title.  I'll give it a few days to see how it looks.

(Update: Think I'll keep it.)