ANNOUNCE: Learning Haskell portal, version 0.1
Thu, 13 Feb 2003 10:06:53 +0100
Arjan van IJzendoorn wrote:
> Often we see messages from people who want to learn Haskell (something we
> applaud), but don't know where to begin.
> Enough talk: http://www.cs.uu.nl/~afie/haskell/LearningHaskell.html
Thanks, Arjan, nice work.
I would add some significant papers, such as John Hughes'
"Why functional programming matters", etc.
and perhaps - for some, a little bit advanced readers - some
other papers, introducing type classes, perhaps monads (Wadler)
etc. Everything can be found through the Home of Haskell, but
gathering essential references on your page would shorten the
I believe - from some discussions here and on comp.lang.functional
(some of them quite annoying...) that it would perhaps be a good
idea to put down a relatively comprehensive, easy comparison
between Haskell and other languages, notably functional: Clean,
also: Scheme, absolutely: ML variants, and Erlang.
Such questions are, and will continue to be recurring.