Learning Haskell and FP

Doug Ransom Doug_Ransom@pml.com
Thu, 28 Dec 2000 09:36:37 -0800

Who are the audience for  the books on Advanced Functional Programming?
Academics with a theoretical CS background or someone with just a bit of
understanding of FP? Ideally, I would like a course suited for someone who
has completed a basic FP course.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johan Jeuring [mailto:johanj@cs.uu.nl]
> Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 6:06 AM
> To: Doug Ransom
> Cc: haskell@haskell.org
> Subject: Re: Learning Haskell and FP
> >Is there a good textbook on Functional Programming which 
> starts from a base
> >point similar to "The craft of Functional Programming" but 
> more advanced in
> >terms of introducing necessary topics like Category theory, 
> catamorphisms,
> >monads, etc?  I would find such a book very useful, especially if it
> >concentrated on lazy functional programming.
> You might want to have a look at the series of three books on Advanced
> Functional 
> Programming, published in LNCS, as LNCS 925, 1129, and 1608. I would 
> probably start with 925, which introduces monads, parser & 
> pretty-printing 
> combinators, monadic catamorphisms, constructor classes, etc.
> -- Johan Jeuring