[Haskell-cafe] I am new to haskell
bhargava.ambrish at gmail.com
Thu May 8 05:22:17 EDT 2008
Thanks for this list.
On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 12:29 PM, Benjamin L. Russell <dekudekuplex at yahoo.com>
> One hint that is not (at least to my knowledge) listed on haskell.org is
> that, according to at least one user (see "The Programmers' Stone » Blog
> Archive » A First Haskell Experience" at
> the online tutorials can "confuse more than they illuminate."
> Personally, I would recommend starting with one of the available books
> (see "Books - HaskellWiki" at http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Books),
> instead. In particular, I would recommend one of the following titles:
> * Paul Hudak: The Haskell School of Expression: Learning Functional
> Programming through Multimedia, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2000,
> 416 pp, 15 line diagrams, 75 exercises, Paperback $29.95, ISBN 0521644089,
> Hardback $74.95, ISBN 0521643384. (See http://www.haskell.org/soe/.)
> - This book uses multimedia examples to motivate learning Haskell, and is
> extremely interesting to read. The one drawback I discovered was that some
> of the exercises assume trigonometry, which I had learned long ago but
> forgotten by the time I started reading this book. In my opinion, this book
> is to Haskell as SICP is to Scheme (i.e., it is the authoritative textbook
> on this subject).
> * Kees Doets and Jan van Eijck: The Haskell Road to Logic, Maths and
> Programming, King's College Publications, London, 2004, 14.00 pounds or
> $25.00, ISBN 0-9543006-9-6. (See http://homepages.cwi.nl/~jve/HR/<http://homepages.cwi.nl/%7Ejve/HR/>
> - While this book approaches Haskell from a proof-oriented, mathematical
> perspective guided toward proving program correctness, it assumes only
> elementary mathematics and is very easy to approach. Personally, I found it
> much easier to follow than any of the existing online tutorials.
> Another tip is to write your own version of Towers of Hanoi (see
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Hanoi) in Haskell. Writing your own
> original programs is usually a much quicker road to mastering a programming
> language than just reading books, because it forces you to think in the
> target programming language.
> Benjamin L. Russell
> --- On Thu, 5/8/08, Ambrish Bhargava <bhargava.ambrish at gmail.com> wrote:
> > From: Ambrish Bhargava <bhargava.ambrish at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [Haskell-cafe] I am new to haskell
> > To: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
> > Date: Thursday, May 8, 2008, 1:37 PM
> > Hi All,
> > I am new to Haskell. Can anyone guide me how can I start on
> > it (Like getting
> > binaries, some tutorials)?
> > Thanks in advance.
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Ambrish
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