[Haskell-cafe] Re: recommendations for reading list?
apfelmus at quantentunnel.de
Thu Sep 9 04:04:51 EDT 2010
David Leimbach wrote:
> In my amazon shopping cart I currently have:
> *Conceptual Mathematics: A First Introduction to
> *- F. William Lawvere
> *Categories for the Working Mathematician (Graduate Texts in
> *- Saunders Mac Lane
> *Categories and Computer Science (Cambridge Computer Science
> *- R. F. C. Walters
> Are all 3 of these worthwhile? Any of them?
> I'm just trying to get a grasp on enough Category Theory to be able think
> more deeply about programming in general, and maybe grasp more Haskell
> terminology beyond the seemingly superficial meanings I understand today.
I would recommend against MacLane (unless you are indeed a working
mathematician), his choice of topics and examples does not really help
understanding the Haskell side of category theory.
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