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Read the first edition, since subsequent editions are rewritten more in the “programming language overview” style. Sep 09, Hans rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. The point this book makes is that progressing through a well-formulated pedagogy one can absorb Monads as easily as one can absorb Sets.
Gaurav Kaul rated it really liked it Sep 23, For me, this was a great book for learning Haskell.
Introduction to Functional Programming by Richard S. Bird
I probably should read it again but If I recall well Monads and Lenses were not explicitly explained in book or course. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nowadays probably Haskell would be used. Pepe rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Return to Book Page.
As a strong point, the technique of program specification and derivation by inverse functions is elegantly described, easily mechanized, and of lasting value. The point this book makes is that progressing throug For me, this was a great book birs learning Haskell. Books by Richard S.
Introduction to Functional Programming
However, the use of explicit partial computations and lazy evaluation makes it harder to follow examples, and complicates the program cost model and proofs by structural induction. Sep 10, Chiqing Zhang rated it it was amazing.
Jan 15, Peteris Erins rated it liked it Shelves: It presents a simple model of evaluation, discusses efficiency e. In I met Philip Wadler, one of the authors, on the Joy of Coding conference where he kindly signed my copy of this book. Shreedhar Kotekar rated it really liked it May 05, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
All in all, it is an excellent book with which to hone theory, and for that I can’t recommend it enough. Jobaer Chowdhury rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Of course, more recent topics like idioms applicative functors lntroduction touched upon. Stephen Bennett rated it liked it Jan 17, Introduction to Functional Programming by Richard S. On the other hand the implications of Monadic computations are far-reaching. For more practical matters, I’d recommend Haskell Programming: The book is self-contained, assuming no prior knowledge of programming and is suitable as an introductory undergraduate text for first- or second-year students.
John Liao rated it liked it Jun 07, There are other authors named Richard Bird: If you like books and love to build cool products, we may pprogramming looking for you. I highly recommend the book to anybody looking for a solid base of functional programming theory.
The four instead of five stars is because, unfor I highly recommend the book to anybody looking for a solid base of functional programming theory. 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, a precursor to Haskell.
Eduardo rated it really liked it Jul 13, I can understand that as well. Edzo rated it it was amazing Jul 02, Published by Prentice Hall first published January 1st Bird and Wadler 1st ed. Daouda Traore rated it really liked it Nov 30, Bar Shirtcliff rated it really liked it Feb 14, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Lists with This Book. Jun 18, Karl rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 20, Matthew Chan rated it it was amazing. 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. One of the most inspiring CS book I’ve ever read. Refresh and try again. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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After the success of the first edition, Introduction to Functional Programming using Haskell has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a complete grounding in the principles and techniques of programming with functions.
Same guy who also brought you generics with type erasure in Java. I think I should have read it better in As in the first edition, there is an emphasis on the fundamental techniques for reasoning about functional programs, and for deriving them systematically from their specifications.
Must do a quick reread.
And Miranda although outdated can still be run if you have something that runs Solaris Ilumnios.