[Haskell-cafe] Re: Writing "Haskell For Dummies Or At Least For People Who Feel Like Dummies When They See The Word 'Monad'"

Joachim Durchholz jo at durchholz.org
Tue Dec 12 18:41:07 EST 2006

Ketil Malde schrieb:
> I generally manage to absorb just enough to get by, but I think there
> is a niche for a book (coupled to practical problems and complete
> with excercises etc) that is waiting to be filled.

Something along the lines of "The Art of Functional Programming".

HSoE is great as a starting textbook. However, it just scratches the 
surfaces - and after that, trying to grok monads keeps you occupied for 
a year or longer, keeping you distracted from developing other skills 
(such as writing and reading point-free code, or developing an intuition 
for curried code, or digging into a combinator library).


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