[Haskell-beginners] putting in a good word for "Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming"

Michael P Mossey mpm at alumni.caltech.edu
Wed Apr 29 23:18:27 EDT 2009

I'm working through "Haskell: the Craft of Functional 
Programming" (by Simon Thompson) in depth, and I want to put in a 
good word for it. His exercises are numerous and they seem to 
lead me from simpler ideas to more complex ideas in a natural 
way. As part of learning Haskell, I actually started with other 
books and tutorials and skipped around in them, reading some of 
the later chapters before the earlier ones. I like that 
sometimes. But I'm finding that Thompson's book is helpful for 
getting an intuition for the language, as opposed to just reading 
about its features, so I'm working it in order.

My other books include "Real World Haskell" and "School of 
Expression." The wonderful thing about RWH is that it's available 
online (I do own a hardcopy) where people comment on the text and 


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