Functional Programming


Lecture Prof. Dr. Peter Thiemann thiemann@info...
ExerciseGabriel Radanneradanne@info...


2017-10-16Github page
2017-10-04Homepage online

Lecture Materials

2017101600-intro.pdf, 01-starting-haskell.pdfExamples (after lecture)720p480p

Note: "Recordings" are unedited screen recordings of the lecture. Only available inside Uni Freiburg network.


Date of issueDeadline
2017-10-18n/a Exercise 0 (Installation)


This course conveys fundamental concepts of functional programming using the programming language Haskell.


Learning objectives from the module compendium: “Development of an alternative non-procedural view on algorithms and data structures, confident handling of higher-order functions and data, knowledge and ability to apply fundamental functional programming techniques, knowledge of advanced programming concepts, ability to develop medium-size functional programs independently.”

Topic List

  • Definition of functions, pattern matching, higher-order functions
  • Types and type classes
  • Algebraic data types
  • Functional data structures
  • Applicative parsers
  • Monads and monad transformers
  • Arrows
  • Verification of functional programs
  • Monadic I/O and stream I/O


Interest in programming and in learning and applying new programming concepts and languages. No previous knowledge of Haskell is required.


The book Programming in Haskell by Graham Hutton is the basis for the first 30% of the lecture. This book is available in the TF-library.



LectureMo 14-16 ctGeb. 101 - SR 01-016
We 14-15 ctGeb. 101 - SR 01-016
ExerciseWe 15-16 ctGeb. 101 - SR 01-016

Modality of exercise



To be admitted to the exam, each participant has to process every exercise sheet. If participants cannot come up with a useful answer to the exercise, they should submit a rationale instead.


If there are less than 20 registrations for the exam, there will be an oral exam during the examination period. Otherwise, there will be a written exam (closed book). We offer a graded programming project at the end of the teaching period. Students who pass the final exam can improve their grade with a passed programming project.


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