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

Tom Ellis tom-lists-haskell-cafe-2017 at jaguarpaw.co.uk
Fri Sep 17 20:53:32 UTC 2021

On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 04:39:15PM -0400, Viktor Dukhovni wrote:
> 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.

My memory of K&R may be deceiving me, but I seem to recall it is a lot
closer to the Haskell Report than the C11 standard is.  I would be
interested in the opinion of others who have read these documents more

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