[Haskell-cafe] Re: Books on Haskell
d_w_o at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 17 13:33:40 EST 2005
I have 3 Haskell books, The Craft of Functional Programming (Thompson),
Introduction to Functional Programming Using Haskell (Bird) and The Haskell
School of Expression (Hudak).
I recommend Thompson's book because it contains good explanations and lots
of exercises, although the book is quite big and takes some time to work
through. Bird's book is a bit shorter and is good for explanations too but
it isn't quite so hands on as it contains fewer exercises.
Hudak's I feel is a bit too advanced for a first read, it focusses on using
the Hugs graphics library and I think that the graphics examples can
sometimes cloud the simple ideas that are trying to be explained. I'll
probably try reading it again in the future.
All the best
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