Forms/3: A first-order visual language to explore the boundaries of the spreadsheet paradigm

@article{Burnett2001Forms3AF,
  title={Forms/3: A first-order visual language to explore the boundaries of the spreadsheet paradigm},
  author={Margaret M. Burnett and J. William Atwood and Rebecca Walpole Djang and James Reichwein and Herkimer J. Gottfried and Sherry Yang},
  journal={J. Funct. Program.},
  year={2001},
  volume={11},
  pages={155-206}
}
Although detractors of functional programming sometimes claim that functional programming is too difficult or counter-intuitive for most programmers to understand and use, evidence to the contrary can be found by looking at the popularity of spreadsheets. The spreadsheet paradigm, a first-order subset of the functional programming paradigm, has found wide acceptance among both programmers and end users. Still, there are many limitations with most spreadsheet systems. In this paper, we discuss… CONTINUE READING

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