[Haskell-cafe] On finding the right exposition...

Viktor Dukhovni ietf-dane at dukhovni.org
Fri Sep 17 20:39:15 UTC 2021

On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 09:14:23PM +0100, Tom Ellis wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 03:47:19PM -0400, Viktor Dukhovni wrote:
> > I haven't yet run into a "Haskell the language" book for experienced
> > programmers that cuts to the chase and covers Haskell concisely a la
> > K&R, focusing much more on the language than on how to write code (only
> > as much code as it takes to minimally illustrate a language feature).
> The Haskell Report is a good start.

I agree that the report is a useful reference, but it is a
specification, not a book from which to learn the language.  I wouldn't
actually suggest that anyone learn C by reading the C11 specication, or
Haskell by working their way through the report.

The report would of course be a useful source of topics and material for
a Haskell the language book.


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