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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Introduction to Functional Programming by Richard S. After the success of the first edition, Introduction progtamming Functional Programming using Haskell has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a complete grounding in ibrd principles and techniques of programming with functions. The second edition uses the popular language Haskell ontroduction express functional programs.

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.

There are new chapters on program optimisation, abstract datatypes in a functional setting, and programming in a monadic style. There programminb complete new case studies, and many new exercises. 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.

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. Hardcoverpages. Published by Prentice Hall first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Functional Programmingplease sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Functional Programming. Lists with This Book. Apr 20, Matthew Chan rated it it was amazing. Bird 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, a precursor to Haskell. Read the first e Bird and Wadler 1st ed. Read the first edition, since subsequent editions are rewritten more in the “programming language overview” style.

Sep 10, Chiqing Zhang rated it it was amazing. One of the most inspiring CS book I’ve ever read. Sep 09, Hans rated it really liked it. It uses a Functional Language that looks Like Miranda. Nowadays probably Haskell would be used.

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Still fnctional good book. And Miranda although outdated can still be run bire you have something that run [1st Edition]Was a freshman year textbook used fir introducing Functional Programming at the Computer Science department at the University of Twente in And Miranda although outdated can still be run if you have something that runs Solaris Ilumnios.

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

I think I should have read it better in Must do a quick reread. In I met Philip Wadler, one of the authors, on the Joy of Coding conference where he kindly signed my copy of this book.

Same guy who also brought you generics with type erasure in Java. Look up some of his presentations on YouTube I highly recommend the book to anybody looking for a solid base of functional programming theory.

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

The focus is mainly on the introductlon side, being many of the exercises intoduction. 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. The four instead of five stars is because, unfortunately, it is not as self-contained as it claims to be, and programminng of the exercises can’t be tackled with only the introduction to the topic given by the author.

It is also a book, meaning some things are outdated. 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. Of course, more recent topics like idioms applicative functors aren’t touched upon.

Introduction to Functional Programming

All in all, it is an excellent book with which to hone theory, and for that I can’t recommend it enough. For more practical matters, I’d recommend Haskell Programming: For me, this was a great book for learning Haskell.

Lots of rigorous proofs and great discussion of things like strictness and bottom values. What was great about the treatment was that each new concept was introduced with little fanfare. In the popular literature about Haskell a lot of digital ink is spilled over Monads, but really they’re no big deal conceptually.

On the other hand the implications of Monadic computations are far-reaching. Programmkng point this book makes is that progressing throug For me, this was a great book for learning Haskell. The point this book makes is that progressing through a well-formulated pedagogy one can absorb Monads as easily as one can absorb Sets.

Introduction to Functional Programming by Richard S. Bird

Related to this I have seen interviews with Eric Meijer where he talked about preferring the first edition of warler book because is was more conceptual and not Haskell specific. I can understand that as well. I have started reading the first book as a PDF and can see his point. This all said, this is a great book on functional programming and Haskell.

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Jun 18, Karl rated it really liked it Shelves: Comprehensive, readable, and demanding. Language-agnostic to the extent that most code can be easily translated to most modern functional programming languages. 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.

As a strong point, the technique of program specification and derivation by inverse functions is elegantly described, easily mechanized, and of lasting value. Jan 15, Peteris Erins rated it liked it Shelves: 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. It presents a simple model of evaluation, discusses efficiency e.

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