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All in all, it is an excellent intrlduction with which to hone theory, and for that I can’t recommend it enough. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nowadays probably Haskell would be used.

Introduction to Functional Programming

Hardcoverpages. Tom rated it really liked it Aug 04, I think I should have read it better in It was released before the Haskell 98 report was finished, and we are already using the Haskell report, while a new one is in the making.

I probably should read it again but If I recall well Monads and Lenses were not explicitly explained in book or course. Still a good book.

The four instead of five stars is because, unfortunately, it is not as self-contained as it claims to be, and some of the exercises can’t be tackled with only the introduction to the topic given by the author. Mace Ousley rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Chris rated it really liked it Dec 07, Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Functional Programming. One of the most inspiring CS book I’ve ever read.


Introduction to Functional Programming by Richard S. Bird

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While set up as an introductory book to languages of the Haskell family, the book actually has a fair share of theory which modern tutorials of Haskell lack. Sep 09, Hans rated it really liked it.

Introduction to Functional Programming by Richard S. The book can be dense at parts, and it is packed with information.

Related to this I have seen interviews with Eric Meijer where he talked about preferring the first edition of this book because is was more conceptual and not Haskell specific.

Lots of rigorous proofs and great discussion of things like strictness and bottom values. Michael rated it it was amazing Mar 17, On the other hand the implications of Monadic computations are far-reaching. Read the first e Wafler and Wadler 1st ed.

That said, SICP is a comprehensive overview of the essence of computer science narrated using Scheme and functional programming, while Bird and Wadler is a tutorial in functional abstractions and type-directed programming through Miranda, functkonal precursor to Haskell.

Open Preview See a Problem? Read the first edition, since subsequent editions are rewritten more in the “programming language overview” style. Comprehensive, readable, and demanding. Shreedhar Kotekar rated it really liked it May 05, Pepe rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Dmitry Paramonov rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Return to Book Page.

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Daniel rated it really liked it Feb 01, Refresh and try again. Lists with This Book. Gaurav Kaul rated it really liked it Sep 23, If you provramming books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Julie Harmon rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Jobaer Chowdhury rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Adolfo rated it liked it Jun 04, Jun 18, Karl rated it really liked pogramming Shelves: What was great about the treatment was that each new concept was introduced with little fanfare.

Want to Read saving…. Published by Prentice Hall first published January 1st Andreas Meingast rated it really liked it Apr 14, It is also a book, meaning some things are outdated. I have started reading the first book as a PDF and can see his point. Books by Richard S.

It uses a Functional Language that looks Like Miranda. For more practical matters, I’d recommend Haskell Programming: