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The Standard ML Basis Library, Paperback / softback Book


The book provides a description of the Standard ML (SML) Basis Library, the standard library for the SML language.

For programmers using SML, it provides a complete description of the modules, types and functions composing the library, which is supported by all conforming implementations of the language.

The book serves as a programmer's reference, providing manual pages with concise descriptions.

In addition, it presents the principles and rationales used in designing the library, and relates these to idioms and examples for using the library. A particular emphasis of the library is to encourage the use of SML in serious system programming. Major features of the library include I/O, a large collection of primitive types, support for internationalization, and a portable operating system interface.

This manual will be an indispensable reference for students, professional programmers, and language designers.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 484 pages, 37 Tables, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Algorithms & data structures
  • ISBN: 9780521794787



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