Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
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Semester 1, Semester 2
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Declarative programming languages provide elegant and powerful programming paradigms and techniques that every programmer should know. This subject presents declarative programming languages and techniques.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, students must obtain at least:
Intended Learning Outcome (ILO) 1 is covered by all three assessment components, and ILO 2 is covered by the project work. ILO 3 and 4 are substantially less important, and are covered in lecture, but not explicitly assessed.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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On completion of this subject students should have developed the following skills:
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
This subject comprises 24 one-hour lectures plus 11 one-hour workshops combining group discussion and individual and small group programming work. Additionally, students develop two medium-size declarative programs for assessment.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
At the beginning of the semester, the coordinator will propose a textbook on declarative programming, which will be made available through University Book Shop and library. The current suggested textbook is Bryan O'Sullivan, John Goerzen & Don Stewart: Real World Haskell, O’Reilly Media. This textbook can also be read online gratis. Lecture notes for the subject are also available online.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Over the last few years, the mainstream software industry has become quite interest in functional programming, as it promises more robust software by altogether avoiding many classes of problems common in non-declarative languages. Skills developed in this subject complement skills taught in other subjects, better equipping students for work in software design and implementation.
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