[Haskell-beginners] First request for references

Brent Yorgey byorgey at seas.upenn.edu
Sat Jan 10 15:51:01 EST 2009

On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 08:36:14PM -0000, Alan Cameron wrote:
> Hi,
> I stumbled across Haskell while researching 'functional programming'.
> I have done some initial reading and have the following questions:
> 1. Are there any references to real-world applications using this language?
> I ask because most of the articles I have found seem to be of an extreme
> academic nature. I want to be sure that my time will not be wasted delving
> deeper.
> 2. Are there any tutorials with full code included which I can use on the
> HUGS system I have installed?
> I have found a few "A Gentle Introduction to Haskell 98" which assumes far
> too much previous knowledge to be immediately useful to me.
> Thanks for any replies.
> Alan Cameron

Hi Alan, welcome!

You should check out 'Real World Haskell', recently published by
O'Reilly. It sounds like exactly what you are looking for. You can
read it for free online:


and buy a dead tree copy if you like it.

Feel free to direct more questions towards this list, or come ask
questions on IRC, in the #haskell channel on irc.freenode.net.


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