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Programming Languages (coursera.org)
44 points by tosh on Aug 23, 2018 | hide | past | favorite | 14 comments



I’ve taken this course and it’s excellent, all three parts.

It makes me wish there were a modern standard ML, without laziness, typeclasses or Object Oriented-ness.



I guess the https://mythryl.org/ dream died with its creator.


Well, given that OCaml almost doesn't use it's optional Object Oriented-ness, that might be what you're looking for.


> Well, given that OCaml almost doesn't use it's optional Object Oriented-ness, that might be what you're looking for.

so... you use OCaml without modules ?


Well, isn't that just Standard ML?


Would a non-OO style of OCaml be what you want, or if not, what is it missing?


Not knowing any ML myself, what is it about ML that you want to retain?


would Elm do the trick?


For anybody looking for a similar-ish syllabus with different material, Matthew Flatt's introductory programming languages course is available online at [0]. It's in Plait (formerly PLAI-Typed, a smaller dialect of Racket) and was really a great class, in my opinion. (I took this as a junior at the U.)

[0] https://pubweb.eng.utah.edu/~cs3520/


Took this course when I started moving towards software development and I thought it was great. It has a higher academic level then most introductory courses and its been great for developing intuition about the craft


How much is it? (It seems like there is no way to see without creating an account - yuck)


it’s free. you can pay for each part to get a certificate or just take it for free.


As a (serious) hobbyist, I thought that class was fantastic.




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