[Haskell-cafe] Good Haskell introduction for an Ocaml programmer?
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Dec 12 07:40:09 EST 2006
> Greetings, all. I'm an experienced Ocaml programmer, looking to broaden
> my horizons yet further and pick up Haskell, and I'm wondering if there's
> a good introduction to Haskell for me. I have Simon Thompson's "Haskell:
> The Craft of Functional Programming", which isn't a bad book, but I'm
> something of a special case. I'm already familiar with and comfortable
> with a lot of concepts which are new to your average C++/Java programmer-
> things like symbolic computation and recursion as looping and applicative
> data structures. So churning through introductions to these concepts
> looking for the rare nugget of new information is, well, kinda boring. On
> the other hand there are a lot of Haskell concepts I'm not comfortable
> with, like monads.
> So I was wondering if there was a better introduction for me out there?
> I'm willing to pay for a book or read something online, whichever.
All good things are findable from http://haskell.org :)
We've been working recently on a comparative OCaml/Haskell introductory
text, which might be helpful for some beginner issues, syntax, and a few
intermediate things like typeclasses:
it can be read side-by-side with the Introduction to OCaml, linked on
the same page. Otherwise, YAHT is a good start:
and there's some other good things on:
Feel free to drop by #haskell, we've quite a few OCaml refugees there :)
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