Learning Haskell and FP
Wed, 03 Jan 2001 09:51:10 -0500
Thanks to everyone for their comments regarding "GITH". I conclude
-- it is useful to people who have previously programmed in Scheme
or some other functional language
-- it is a difficult read for those not familiar with FP concepts,
and certainly not appropriate for novice programmers
-- given the dearth of free documentation on Haskell, it serves a
-- the title is misleading
Also thanks to George Russell for reminding me that the intro states
> Our goal is to provide a gentle introduction to Haskell for someone
> who has experience with at least one other language, preferably a
> functional language (even if only an "almost-functional" language
> such as ML or Scheme).
So I suppose the main thing that John and I should think about is
changing the title. Something like "An Introduction to Haskell for
People Who Have Previously Programmed in Scheme or Some Other Functional
Language" might be good! :-) Of course changing the title might confuse
people to whom the document was recommended. It may be that a
clarifying remark on haskell.org is warranted.
Anyway, thanks again for the comments.
Best to All for the New Year,