Advanced Functional Programming, Spring 2013 (TDA342 / DIT260)


2013-08-26:     Exam check (granskning): Th 2013-09-19 and Fr 2013-0920. Both at 12.45-13.10 in EDIT 5468.
2013-08-26:     Re-exam + solution posted.

Staff / contact information


Aim and context

Learning outcomes: (see also the lecture 14 overview from 2012)


The AFP course requires a BSc in Computer Science or equivalent, mathematical maturity, a basic course on Functional Programming (like our version) and a course on Programming Lanuages (like ProgLangTech or ProgPara). Other recommended courses are Logic in CS, Algorithms and Finite automata theory and formal languages.

Important Dates

Mon   Jan 21 First lecture, 13.15-15.00 in EL43
Wed   Jan 30 : Deadline, Assignment 1 - part 1
Wed   Feb 6 : Deadline, Assignment 1 - part 2
Wed   Feb 13 : Deadline, Assignment 2 - part 1
Wed   Feb 27 : Deadline, Assignment 2 - part 2
Wed   Mar 6 : Deadline, Assignment 3 - part 1
Sun   Mar 17 : Deadline, Assignment 3 - part 2
Sun   Mar 24 : Final Deadline, Assignments
Sat   Mar 16 : Exam, morning, Johanneberg

Course Evaluation

For the purpose of course evaluation each course has student representatives. Their role includes giving the teachers feedback on the course. Notes from the meeting(s).

AFP student representatives 2013: V Nilsson (CID=vikni), D Olausson (danola), P Crona (cpeter). They can be reached by

Chalmers central instructions on course evaluation


Most of the course weeks have two lectures: TimeEdit schedule for AFP
Mon   13.15 - 15.00   EL43
Thu   10.00 - 11.45   EL43

Detailed information on the lectures are here.

Course material

World The course book (nick-named "The World" or "RWH" below) is "Real World Haskell" by Bryan O'Sullivan, Don Stewart, and John Goerzen. Some related papers to read and other material will be provided with the lectures.
These books are all good but presented in order of decreasing relevance for the AFP course.
  • "The Haskell School of Expression" by Paul Hudak ("The School")
  • "The Fun of Programming" edited by Jeremy Gibbons and Oege de Moor ("The Fun")
  • "Programming in Haskell" by Graham Hutton ("The Prog.")
  • "Haskell -- The Craft of Functional Programming" by Simon Thompson ("The Craft")
School Fun Prog Craft