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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2009.2338
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Odersky, Martin ; Moors, Adriaan

Fighting bit Rot with Types (Experience Report: Scala Collections)

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Abstract

We report on our experiences in redesigning Scala's collection
libraries, focussing on the role that type systems play in keeping
software architectures coherent over time. Type systems can make
software architecture more explicit but, if they are too weak, can
also cause code duplication. We show that code duplication can be
avoided using two of Scala's type constructions: higher-kinded types
and implicit parameters and conversions.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{odersky_et_al:LIPIcs:2009:2338,
  author =	{Martin Odersky and Adriaan Moors},
  title =	{{Fighting bit Rot with Types (Experience Report: Scala Collections)}},
  booktitle =	{IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science},
  pages =	{427--451},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-13-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2009},
  volume =	{4},
  editor =	{Ravi Kannan and K. Narayan Kumar},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2009/2338},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-23386},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2009.2338},
  annote =	{Keywords: Programming languages, scala, avoiding code duplication, higher-order kinds, type systems, polymorphism, collections library}
}

Keywords: Programming languages, scala, avoiding code duplication, higher-order kinds, type systems, polymorphism, collections library
Collection: IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science
Issue Date: 2009
Date of publication: 14.12.2009


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