|Things I need to internalize by March or so
||[Oct. 23rd, 2010|08:34 pm]
So how does this look for an oral quals reading list? The idea of the list is to cover "the larger concepts and issues" of my research area, as well as to convey what I've been doing for the last two years. I've read most of them already, but "read once" is a long way from "internalized".
- TaPL, like, all of it
- The first (Substructural Type Systems) and second (Dependent Types) chapters of ATTaPL
I also want to include some kind of standard reference on unification that's not specific to any particular language or system. Maybe this? I read a few things about unification last year as part of our unsuccessful FLOPS paper effort, but I never actually read Martelli and Montanari and probably ought to. Any suggestions?
Oh! And I'm going to have to know something about denotational semantics -- can anyone suggest a single standard reference for that?
Any other glaring omissions?
2010-10-24 06:33 am (UTC)
> TaPL, like, all of it
Oh man, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. When it was finally shoved into my hands in year, I think, three? Of my degree, so many lightbulbs went on.
I think about a quarter of my thesis was just paraphrased bits from TaPL. (Cue old joke about the difference between "plagiarism" and "research"...)
I honestly don't know what people in my field did before TaPL.