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The Haskell School of Expression

Series: Haskell Books
Title
The Haskell School of Expression
Subtitle
Learning Functional Programming Through Multimedia
Authors
Paul Hudak
Publisher
Cambridge University Press

Blurb

Functional programming is a style of programming that emphasizes the use of functions (in contrast to object-oriented programming, which emphasizes the use of objects). It has become popular in recent years because of its simplicity, conciseness, and clarity. This book teaches functional programming as a way of thinking and problem solving, using Haskell, the most popular purely functional language. Rather than using the conventional (boring) mathematical examples commonly found in other programming language textbooks, the author uses examples drawn from multimedia applications, including graphics, animation, and computer music, thus rewarding the reader with working programs for inherently more interesting applications. Aimed at both beginning and advanced programmers, this tutorial begins with a gentle introduction to functional programming and moves rapidly on to more advanced topics. Details about programming in Haskell are presented in boxes throughout the text so they can be easily found and referred to.

Editions

  • First Edition
    • Published: February 28, 2000
    • Pages: 384
    • Color: black and white
Author

Travis Cardwell

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