A reckless introduction to Hindley-Milner type inference (reasonableapproximation.net)
from armchair_progamer@programming.dev to programming_languages@programming.dev on 25 Jun 21:47

Several months ago I gave a talk at work about Hindley-Milner type inference. When I agreed to give the talk I didn’t know much about the subject, so I learned about it. And now I’m writing about it, based on the contents of my talk but more fleshed out and hopefully better explained.

I call this a reckless introduction, because my main source is wikipedia. A bunch of people on the internet have collectively attempted to synthesise a technical subject. I’ve read their synthesis, and now I’m trying to re-synthesise it, without particularly putting in the effort to check my own understanding. I’m not going to argue that this is a good idea. Let’s just roll with it.


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