Learning Haskell and FP
i r thomas
Thu, 28 Dec 2000 12:50:50 +1000
>I have read "The Craft of Functional Programming" by Simon Thompson and a
>few paper on the web. "The Craft" is a good book, but it is an=
>It seems to me it there are a lot of books on OO design I can pick up at=
>bookstore, but in the FP world, one must worm their way through all sorts=
>papers. I have seen papers on Catamorphisms, Monads, Programming with
>Barbed Wire, folds, etc. I think these papers are hard to understand if=
>don't have the acadademic/mathematical background -- being papers and not
>textbooks these papers assume a fair bit of base knowledge.
I agree with this completely.
The CFP book is a good introduction.
Unforunately, the " Gentle Introduction To Haskell" that haskell.org links=
to is not a very useful introduction.
I am getting more out of Rex Paige's Two Dozen Short Lessons in Haskell.=
( I am studying Haskell and C# on my own in my spare time as break from my=
medical practice ).