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Portland Functional Programming Study Group

NedSpace Old Town
117 NW 5th Ave. Suite 210
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)
Public WiFi



DISCUSSION TOPICS: * "Haskell Binary Parsing Showdown: Data.Serialize VS Data.Binary" by Trevor Elliott and Don Stewart. These two packages represent two ends of the spectrum for efficient parsing of binary, structured data in Haskell. The authors of both packages will show down describing the design and implementation, the benefits and the downsides. * "Control.Monad.Random" by Julian Blake Kongslie * "Linux Kernel Modules with Haskell" by Thomas DuBuisson * "Command-line argument/option parsing" by Bart Massey * "Unchecked unsafeCoerce and alternatives" by Thomas DuBuisson and Bart Massey

ABOUT: Join programmers, researchers and enthusiasts to discuss functional programming. pdxfunc is a study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

VENUE: Space for the meeting is kindly provided by NedSpace, a co-working space for startups, innovative technology companies, non-profits, artists and social entrepreneurs.