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I highly recommend the book to anybody looking for a solid base of functional programming theory. Functionla have started reading the first book as a PDF and can see his point.

For me, this was a great book for learning Haskell. Chris programmiing it really liked it Dec 07, 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.

Introduction to Functional Programming

Books by Richard S. The focus is mainly on the theoretical side, being many of the exercises proofs. Of course, more recent topics like idioms applicative functors aren’t touched upon. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. One of the most inspiring CS book I’ve ever read. Stephen Bennett rated it liked it Jan 17, Jobaer Chowdhury rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Julie Harmon rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Pepe rated it it was amazing Nov 07, To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Functional Programmingplease sign up.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Lists with This Book. There are complete new case studies, and many introruction exercises.

Introduction to Functional Programming by Richard S. Bird

Open Preview See a Problem? And Miranda although outdated can still be run if you have something that runs Solaris Ilumnios.

Language-agnostic to the extent that most code can be easily translated to most modern functional programming languages. Same guy who also brought you generics with type erasure in Java.

However, the use of explicit partial computations and lazy evaluation makes it harder to follow examples, and complicates the peogramming cost model and proofs by structural induction. John Liao rated it liked it Jun 07, Adolfo rated it liked it Jun 04, Read the first edition, since subsequent editions are rewritten more in the “programming language overview” style.

On the other hand the implications of Monadic computations are far-reaching. There are new chapters on program optimisation, abstract data 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is also a book, meaning some things are outdated.

Eduardo rated it really liked it Jul 13, There are new chapters on program optimisation, abstract datatypes in a functional setting, and programming in a monadic style. Lots of rigorous proofs and great discussion of things like strictness and bottom values.

The book can be dense at parts, and it functioonal packed with information.


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. In I met Philip Wadler, one of the authors, on the Joy of Coding conference where he kindly signed my copy of this book. Bar Shirtcliff rated it really liked it Feb 14, 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.

Mace Ousley rated it it was amazing Nov 04, 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. Read the first e Bird and Wadler 1st ed. Trivia About Introduction to F Refresh and try again. I probably should read it again but If I recall well Monads and Lenses were not explicitly explained in book or course.

Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Functional Programming. Michael rated it it was amazing Mar 17, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It uses a Functional Language that looks Like Miranda. Richard Simpson Bird is a computer scientist.