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Introduction to Functional Programming by Richard S. Bird

There are complete new case studies, and many new exercises. Daniel rated it really liked it Feb 01, As a strong point, the technique of program specification and derivation by inverse functions is elegantly described, easily mechanized, and of wad,er value. Andreas Meingast rated it really liked it Apr 14, 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.

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Richard Simpson Bird is a computer scientist. Trivia About Introduction to F This all said, this is a great book on functional programming and Haskell.

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Introduction to Functional Programming

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I think I should have read it better in Books by Wsdler S. 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.

Of course, more recent topics like idioms applicative functors aren’t touched upon. Want to Read saving…. Comprehensive, readable, and demanding. Stephen Bennett rated it liked it Jan 17, The book can be dense at parts, and it is packed with information. Jan 15, Peteris Erins rated it liked it Shelves: Eduardo rated it really liked it Jul 13, Published by Prentice Hall first published January 1st Still a good book. That said, SICP is a comprehensive overview of the essence of computer science narrated using Pdogramming and functional programming, while Bird and Wadler is a tutorial in functional abstractions and type-directed programming through Miranda, a precursor to Haskell.

Language-agnostic to the extent that most code can be easily translated to most modern functional programming languages.


In I met Philip Wadler, one of the authors, on the Joy of Coding conference where he kindly signed my copy of this book. I have started reading the first book as a PDF and can see his point.

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To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Functional Programmingintroducion sign up. And Miranda introsuction outdated can still be run if you have something that run [1st Edition]Was a freshman year textbook used fir introducing Functional Programming at the Computer Science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 Michael rated it it was amazing Mar 17, 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.

One of the most inspiring CS book I’ve ever read. 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.