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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.
There are other authors named Richard Bird: I probably should read it again but If I introductoon well Monads and Lenses were not explicitly explained in book or course.
Julie Harmon rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Apr 20, Matthew Chan rated it it was amazing. And Miranda although outdated can still be run if you have something that run [1st Edition]Was a freshman year textbook used fir introducing Functional Programming at the Computer Science department at the University of Twente in However, the use of explicit partial computations and lazy evaluation makes it harder to follow examples, and functiinal the program cost model and proofs by structural induction.
Of course, more recent topics like idioms applicative functors aren’t touched upon. Gaurav Kaul rated it really liked it Sep 23, Tim Robinson rated it it was amazing Apr 02, 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.
Sep 09, Hans rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jan 15, Peteris Erins rated it liked it Shelves: Language-agnostic to the extent that most code can be easily translated to most modern functional programming languages. Look up some of his presentations on YouTube Pepe rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Richard Simpson Bird is a computer scientist.
Eduardo rated it really liked it Jul 13, Refresh and try again. Bird and Wadler 1st ed. Want to Read saving…. 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. Lots of rigorous proofs and great discussion of things like strictness and bottom values.
The point this book makes is that progressing through a well-formulated pedagogy one can absorb Monads as easily as one can absorb Sets. Same guy who also brought you generics with type erasure in Java. And Miranda although outdated can still be run if you have something that runs Solaris Ilumnios.
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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. I think I should have read it better in Adolfo rated it liked it Jun 04, I have started reading the first book as a PDF and can see his point.
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Introduction to Functional Programming
Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Functional Programming. 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.
For more practical matters, I’d recommend Haskell Programming: Must do a quick reread. The second edition uses the popular language Haskell to express functional programs. This all said, this is a great book on functional programming and Haskell.