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ICFP 2019
Sun 18 - Fri 23 August 2019 Berlin, Germany
Tue 20 Aug 2019 16:06 - 16:30 at Aurora Borealis - Dependent Types in Haskell Chair(s): Joachim Breitner

Type family applications in Haskell must be fully saturated. This means that all type-level functions have to be first-order, leading to code that is both messy and longwinded. In this paper we detail an extension to GHC that removes this restriction. We augment Haskell’s existing type arrow, ->, with an unmatchable arrow, ~>, that supports partial application of type families without compromising soundness. A soundness proof is provided. We show how the techniques described can lead to substantial code-size reduction (circa 80%) in the type-level logic of commonly-used type-level libraries whilst simultaneously improving code quality and readability.

Tue 20 Aug
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15:20 - 16:30: Research Papers - Dependent Types in Haskell at Aurora Borealis
Chair(s): Joachim BreitnerDFINITY Foundation
icfp-2019-papers15:20 - 15:43
David Thrane ChristiansenGalois, USA, Iavor DiatchkiGalois, Inc., Robert DockinsGalois, Inc., Joe HendrixGalois, Inc., Tristan RavitchGalois, Inc.
icfp-2019-papers15:43 - 16:06
Stephanie WeirichUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA, Pritam ChoudhuryUniversity of Pennsylvania, Antoine VoizardUniversity of Pennsylvannia, Richard A. EisenbergBryn Mawr College, USA
icfp-2019-papers16:06 - 16:30
Csongor KissImperial College London, Tony FieldImperial College London, Susan EisenbachImperial College London, Simon Peyton JonesMicrosoft, UK