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An overview of Haskell related abbreviations

Note: if there is an abbreviation you cannot find here, it might be the name of a package, so check the Hackage package list. For GHC related abbreviations, see GHC/List of abbreviations.

ABI Application Binary Interface
ADP Algebraic Dynamic Programming
ADT Abstract Data Type / Algebraic Data Type
AFAIU As Far As I Understand
AFRP Arrows-based Functional Reactive Programming, also known as Yampa
AKA Also Known As
ANN Announcement
API Application Programmer Interface
aPToP A practical theory of programming
AT Abstract (Data) Type / Associated (Data) Type (see also Associated types with class)
BSD Berkeley Software Distributions (license)
Cabal Common Architecture for Building Applications and Libraries
CAF Constant Applicative Form
CAML A programming language
CFP Call For Papers - request to send material for a symposium
CPR Constructed Product Result (analysis)
CPS Continuation-Passing Style
CUFP Commercial Users of Functional Programming
DAG Directed acyclic graph
DPH Data Parallel Haskell
DSEL Domain-Specific Embedded Language
DSL Domain-Specific Language
EDSL Embedded Domain-Specific Language
elt Element (of a list/set/...)
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FD Functional Dependencies
FFI Foreign Function Interface
FHM Functional Hybrid Modeling
FRP Functional Reactive Programming
FunDeps Functional Dependencies
FTW For The World / For The Win
FWIW For what it's worth
GHC Glasgow Haskell Compiler
GPL GNU General Public License
HOAS Higher-Order Abstract Syntax (using binding in the host language to represent binding in the embedded language)
HOF Higher-Order Functions
HTH Hope This Helps
HUGS Haskell User's Gofer System
I18n Internationalization / Internationalisation (which shows why the abbreviation is useful)
IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer
ICFP International Conference on Functional Programming
IFL Implementation and Application of Functional Languages, symposium
IIRC If I Recall Correctly
IIUC If I Understand Correctly
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IRC Internet Relay Chat
LGPL GNU Lesser General Public License
LHC Luxureous Haskell Compiler. LHC is a whole-program optimizing backend for the Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compiler
LHS Left-Hand Side (of a statement)
LLVM Low-Level Virtual Machine
LYAH Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!
ML A programming language / Mailing list
MPTC Multi-Parameter Type Class
MR Monomorphism Restriction
MTL Monad Template Library
NCG Native Code Generator, a GHC backend
NLP Natural Language Processing
OCAML Objective Caml (A programming language)
OP Original Poster (who sent the first e-mail of the current thread)
OT Off-Topic
PADL Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages, symposium
POPL Principles of Programming Languages, Symposium on
POV Point Of View
PRNG Pseudorandom number generator
PVP Package versioning policy
RHS Right-Hand Side (of a statement)
RNG Random number generator
RWH Real World Haskell, a book about Haskell
SAT SATisfiability problem
SEC Semantic editor combinator
SML Standard ML, a programming language
SMP Symmetric Multi-Processing
SOE Haskell School Of Expression (title of a book)
SQL Structured Query Language
STG machine Spineless Tagless G-machine (the link points to a .ps.gz file)
STM Software transactional memory
SYB Scrap Your Boilerplate
TaPL Types and Programming Languages (book)
TCM Type Class Morphism
TCO Tail-Call Optimisation
TF Type Families
TFP Trends in Functional Programming, symposium
TMR The Monad.Reader
UTF8 Unicode Transformation Format, byte-oriented
WHNF Weak Head Normal Form
YAHT Yet Another Haskell Tutorial
YHC York Haskell Compiler
YMMV Your Milage May Vary