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The Implicit Accumulator: a design pattern using optional arguments
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Date: 2007-06-27 (17:16)
From: Gabriel Kerneis <gabriel.kerneis@e...>
Subject: Book about functional design patterns
Le Wed, 27 Jun 2007 17:06:51 +0200, Quc Peyrot <>
a crit :
> It has been said multiple times on this  
> mailing list, but I think we really miss a book about these design  
> patterns and optimization tricks often specific to a given (or a set  
> of) feature (functional, lazy computations, garbage collector...).

_Purely functional data structures_ by Chris Osaki might interest you.
It's a very good book, covering lazy evaluation and persistent
amortized data structures (among other things). Moreover, it does
insist on optimizations (often left as exercises to the reader, with
enough hints to be easy to figure out).