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. I am a founding member of IFIP WG Functional Programming, and served as functional programming, by Simon Peyton Jones and Philip Wadler. . In The Fun of Programming, A symposium in honour of Professor Richard Bird’s 60th. for Imperative Functional Programming by Simon Peyton Jones and Philip Wadler. .. Richard Bird and Philip Wadler’s Introduction to Functional Programming.

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Jan 15, Peteris Erins rated it liked it Shelves: Tim Robinson rated it it was amazing Apr 02, I can understand that as well.

Yes, as keegan says, Miranda is purely functional. Please submit to the above! Sep 10, Chiqing Zhang rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I have read both editions. Open Preview See a Problem? And Miranda although outdated can still be run if you have something that run [1st Edition]Was a freshman year textbook used fir introducing Functional Programming at the Computer Science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 It’s still referred to as MirandaTM sometimes because of this. I think this qadler is also a great introductory text on Haskell, programming I found that as soon as I tried writing Haskell programs that I often had to read material from other tutorials, and kept having to refer to Real World Haskell.


While set up as an introductory book to languages of the Haskell family, the book actually has a fair share of funxtional which modern tutorials of Haskell lack.

The second edition uses the popular language Haskell to express functional programs. I highly recommend the book to anybody looking for a solid base of functional programming theory.

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Of interest to potential students: No trivia or quizzes yet. Gaurav Kaul rated it really liked it Sep 23, I mean the inclusive or. Stephen Bennett rated it liked it Jan 17, Bird’s text goes much deeper on Haskell programming. And Miranda although outdated can still be run if you have something that runs Solaris Ilumnios.

David Turner’s work on Miranda invented a lot of features taken for granted by Haskell, his contribution to programming is huge.

I don’t remember Miranda very well but I think that is not purely functional, same as F and Scala. This is precisely the case: Of course, more recent topics like idioms applicative functors aren’t touched upon.

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In the popular literature about Haskell a lot of digital ink is spilled over Monads, but really they’re no big deal conceptually. In I met Philip Wadler, one of the authors, on the Joy of Coding conference where he kindly signed my copy of this book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I have started reading the first book as a PDF and can see his point. Jewish calendar A request: To clarify, I progdamming asking if I should learn Miranda over Haskell, but rather should I read the 1st or 2nd edition of that book.



For me, this was a great book for learning Haskell. Philip Wadler Informatics Forum 5. Sep 09, Hans rated it really liked it. Types and Semantics of Programming Languages introductory video.

I think I should have read it better in Thoroughly knowing the concepts of functional programming is more important to me than knowing a language’s syntax, so I’m fine with learning Miranda if the first edition is somehow better. And as far as I know, Miranda has very little adoption and Haskell has grown steadly over the years.

It doesn’t matter to me what language is used, as I plan to learn concepts rather than syntax. Read the first edition, since subsequent editions are rewritten more in the “programming language overview” style.