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Re^3: Higher Order Perl

by chexmix (Hermit)
on May 21, 2007 at 15:26 UTC ( #616589=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Higher Order Perl
in thread Higher Order Perl

I had read somewhere that the books' explication was really clear ... maybe there is a better intro to functional programming out there ... ?

F'rinstance I just ran across this.


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Re: Higher Order Perl
by Dominus (Parson) on May 22, 2007 at 14:16 UTC
    I read the Hudak book recently and was rather disappointed. It is easy to read, but I don't think it does a good job of getting across what is remarkable about Haskell. There is some discussion of it here which I hope might be helpful.

    I don't know a good Haskell book. I learned haskell by first learning SML (from Lawrence Paulson's book) and then by reading the Haskell language standard. I would not recommend this as an efficient or effective approach.

    This week I am going to read The Haskell Road to Logic, Maths, and Programming and see if I like it any better.

      Thanks for this and for the other response. Nice to hear straight from the author's keyboard! ;^)

      I have ordered a copy of HOP and eagerly look forward to it ...

      Life is a pretzel. Or a knot. Here I am back where I was when I was 17 -- except that I've forgotten most of my math & now have to plunge onward with my 45-year-old brain ...

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