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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
AFAIC As Far As I'm Concerned / As Far As I Can
AFAICS As Far As I Can See
AFAICT As Far As I Can Tell
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AFAIU As Far As I Understand
AFRP Arrows-based Functional Reactive Programming, also known as Yampa
AKA Also Known As
alist Association list, a list of key-value pairs, [(key, value)]
ANN Announcement
API Application Programming Interface
aPToP A practical theory of programming
ASAP As Soon As Possible
AT Abstract (Data) Type / Associated (Data) Type (see also Associated types with class)
BE Big Endian
BSD Berkeley Software Distributions (license)
Cabal Common Architecture for Building Applications and Libraries
CAF Constant Applicative Form
CAML A programming language
CFG Context-Free Grammar
CFP Call For Papers - request to send material for a symposium
CPR Constructed Product Result (analysis)
CPS Continuation-Passing Style
CSE Common subexpression elimination
CUFP Commercial Users of Functional Programming
DAG Directed acyclic graph
DFA Deterministic Finite Automaton, Data Flow Analysis, Differential Fault Analysis or Dual Factor Authentication
DPH Data Parallel Haskell
DRY Don't repeat yourself
DSEL Domain-Specific Embedded Language
DSL Domain-Specific Language
EDSL Embedded Domain-Specific Language
EHC The Essential Haskell Compiler
elt Element (of a list/set/...)
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FD Functional Dependencies
FFI Foreign Function Interface
FHM Functional Hybrid Modeling
FPL Functional Programming Language
FRP Functional Reactive Programming
FSF Free Software Foundation
FTW For The World / For The Win
FunDeps Functional Dependencies
FWIW For what it's worth
GCC GNU C Compiler
GHC Glasgow Haskell Compiler
GPL GNU General Public License
GPL2 GNU General Public License, Version 2
GPL3 GNU General Public License, Version 3
GSOC Google Summer of Code
GUI Graphical User Interface
HaLVM Haskell Lightweight Virtual Machine
HBC Haskell-B Compiler
HBI Haskell-B Interpreter
HCAR Haskell Communities and Activities Report
HNF Head Normal Form
HOAS Higher-Order Abstract Syntax (using binding in the host language to represent binding in the embedded language)
HOF Higher-Order Functions
HPC Haskell Program Coverage, a tool-kit to record and display Haskell program coverage
HSE Haskell-Source with Extensions (a package on Hackage, haskell-src-exts); an extension of the standard haskell-src package
HTH Hope This Helps
HTML HyperText Markup Language
HUGS Haskell User's Gofer System
HWN Haskell Weekly News
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
IHG Industrial Haskell Group
IIRC If I Recall Correctly
IIUIC If I Understand It Correctly
IIUC If I Understand Correctly
IME In My Experience
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IOW In Other Words
IR Intermediate Representation in a two-phase compiler
IRC Internet Relay Chat
ISTR I Seem To Recall
JFYI Just For Your Information
JHC John's Haskell Compiler. Compiles to efficient C programs via whole program analysis and other optimizations.
JVM Java Virtual Machine
LE Little Endian
LGPL GNU Lesser General Public License
LHC Luxurious 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
LtU Lambda the Ultimate (Website)
LYAH Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!
LYAHFGG Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!
ML A programming language / Mailing list
MMR MonoMorphism Restriction
MPTC Multi-Parameter Type Class
MR Monomorphism Restriction
MTL Monad Transformer Library
NCG Native Code Generator, a GHC backend
NF Normal Form, in addition to the explanations in the Wikipedia article, a fully evaluated expression
nhc98 Nearly a Haskell Compiler
NLP Natural Language Processing
OCAML Objective Caml (A programming language)
OOM Out Of Memory
OP Original Poster (who sent the first e-mail of the current thread)
OT Off-Topic
PADL Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages, symposium
PM Personal Message, a message to someone on a message board, that no one else can read
POPL Principles of Programming Languages, Symposium on
POV Point Of View
ppl People
PRNG Pseudorandom number generator
PVP Package versioning policy
RDP Reactive Demand Programming
RFC Request For Comments
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
SHE Strathclyde Haskell Enhancement is an experimental preprocessor for the Glasgow Haskell Compiler
SICP Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
SML Standard ML, a programming language
SMP Symmetric Multi-Processing
SMT Satisfiability Modulo Theories
SO StackOverflow, a programming question and answer site
SOE Haskell School Of Expression (title of a book)
SORF Simple Overloaded Record Fields
SPJ Simon Peyton Jones
SPOJ Sphere Online Judge an online judge system with over 9000 problems. The solution to problems can be submitted in over 40 languages, including Haskell
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 Optimization
TDNR Type Directed Name Resolution
TF Type families
TFP Trends in Functional Programming, symposium
TH Template Haskell
TIA Thanks In Advance
TIL Today I Learned
tl;dr Too Long; Didn't Read
TLDR Too Long; Didn't Read
TMI Too Much Information
TMR The Monad.Reader
UHC Utrecht Haskell Compiler
UTF8 Unicode Transformation Format, byte-oriented
VCS Version Control System
VPS Virtual Private Server, a virtual machine for hosting a website
WHNF Weak Head Normal Form
wrt With Respect To, or With Regard To, depending on context
XML eXtensible Markup Language
YAHT Yet Another Haskell Tutorial
YHC York Haskell Compiler
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary