Implementing function spreadsheets

  title={Implementing function spreadsheets},
  author={Peter Sestoft},
  booktitle={WEUSE '08},
A large amount of end-user development is done with spreadsheets. The spreadsheet metaphor is attractive because it is visual and accommodates interactive experimentation, but as observed by Peyton Jones, Blackwell and Burnett, the spreadsheet metaphor does not admit even the most basic abstraction: that of turning an expression into a named function. Hence they proposed a way to define a function in terms of a worksheet with designated input and output cells; we shall call it a function sheet… CONTINUE READING

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