Introduction to Functional Programming has 79 ratings and 8 reviews. Matthew said: Bird and Wadler (1st ed.) is one of two classic introductions to compu. for Imperative Functional Programming by Simon Peyton Jones and Philip Wadler. .. Richard Bird and Philip Wadler’s Introduction to Functional Programming. An Introduction to Functional Programming (Prentice Hall International Series in Computer Science) by Richard Bird, Philip Wadler and a great selection of.

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And Miranda although outdated can still be run if you have something that run [1st Edition]Was a freshman year textbook used fir introducing Functional Programming at the Pdogramming Science department at the University of Twente in Johan Linde rated it liked it Feb 21, It presents a simple model of evaluation, discusses efficiency e.

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. 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 introductlon by structural induction. 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.

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Published by Prentice Hall first published January 1st Trivia About Introduction to F There are other authors named Richard Bird: There are complete new case studies, and many new exercises. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Bar Shirtcliff rated it really liked it Feb wadleg, Michael rated it it was amazing Mar 17, The point this book makes is that progressing through a well-formulated pedagogy one waddler absorb Monads as easily as one can absorb Sets.

There are new chapters on program optimisation, abstract datatypes in a functional setting, and programming introfuction a monadic style.

Read the first edition, since subsequent editions are rewritten more in the “programming language overview” style. It is also a book, meaning some things are outdated. Sep 09, Hans rated it really liked it.

Lots of rigorous proofs and great discussion of things like strictness and bottom values. I can understand that as well. In I met Philip Wadler, one of the authors, on the Joy of Coding conference where proramming kindly signed my copy of this book.

Eduardo rated it really liked it Jul 13, The second edition uses the popular language Haskell to express functional programs. Dmitry Paramonov rated it it was amazing Aug 03, The point this book makes is that progressing throug For me, this was a great book for learning Haskell. To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Functional Programmingplease sign up. Mace Ousley rated it it was amazing Nov 04, I highly recommend the book to anybody looking for a solid base of functional programming theory.

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. As a strong point, the technique of program specification and derivation by inverse functions is elegantly described, easily mechanized, and of lasting value. jntroduction

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Open Preview See a Problem? All in all, it is an excellent book with which to hone theory, and for that I can’t recommend it enough. It uses a Functional Language that looks Like Miranda. 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.


Jan 15, Peteris Erins rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

Andreas Meingast rated it really liked it Apr 14, For more practical matters, I’d recommend Haskell Programming: Same guy who also brought you generics with type erasure in Java. 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.

Introduction to Functional Programming

Sep 10, Chiqing Zhang rated it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Gaurav Kaul rated it really liked it Sep 23, Still a good book. Jobaer Chowdhury rated it it was amazing Apr 15, I think I should have read it better in Return to Book Page. Introduction to Functional Programming by Richard S.

What was great about the treatment was that each new concept was introduced with little fanfare. Tim Robinson rated it it was amazing Apr 02, On the other hand the implications of Monadic computations are far-reaching.