[Haskell-cafe] Re: about Haskell code written to be "too smart"
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Thu Mar 26 04:06:52 EDT 2009
After reading the chapter about parsers in Bird's book, I tried to implement
a simple parser myself, and this was a great experience, a real eye opener
on how declarative and composable Haskell can be. Haskell is... well magic
:-) It gave me same kind of joy I had when I made my first moving sprite on
the Commodore 64 in 1985.
On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:44 AM, Heinrich Apfelmus <
apfelmus at quantentunnel.de> wrote:
> Manlio Perillo wrote:
> > Heinrich Apfelmus ha scritto:
> >> I think you'd have had a much easier time by starting with a proper book
> >> right away, like Richard Bird's "Introduction to Functional Programming
> >> in Haskell", accompanied by Real World Haskell.
> > Unfortunately, one year ago Real World Haskell was not here.
> > And note that I have no problems with basic functional programming
> > concepts.
> > My problems are specific to Haskell.
> Despite the title, Bird's book is quite specific to Haskell, in
> particular concerning the philosophy of composing solutions from
> building blocks as opposed to primitive recursion.
> I'd say that every serious Haskell programmer should have it on his
> bookshelf (even if only for show ;) ).
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