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“With the spreading popularity of languages like F# and Haskell, many people are encountering the concept of an algebraic data type for the first time. When that term is produced without explanation, it almost invariably becomes a source of confusion. In what sense are data types algebraic? Is there a one-to-one correspondence between the structures of high-school algebra and the data types of Haskell? Could I create a polynomial data type? Do I have to remember the quadratic formula? Are the term-transformations of (say) differential calculus meaningful in the context of algebraic data types? Isn’t this all just a bunch of general abstract nonsense? We’ll investigate these questions, and perhaps demystify this important concept of functional languages.” Also broaches the idea behind the Zipper data structure.
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