Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming / Edition 2

Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming / Edition 2

by Simon Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201342758

ISBN-13: 2900201342757

Pub. Date: 03/29/1999

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

The second edition of Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming is essential reading for beginners to functional programming and newcomers to the Haskell programming language. The emphasis is on the process of crafting programs and the text contains many examples and running case studies, as well as advice an program design, testing, problem solving and how…  See more details below

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The second edition of Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming is essential reading for beginners to functional programming and newcomers to the Haskell programming language. The emphasis is on the process of crafting programs and the text contains many examples and running case studies, as well as advice an program design, testing, problem solving and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Building on the strengths of the first edition, the book includes many new and improved features: Complete coverage of Haskell 98, the standard version of Haskell which will be stable and supported by implementations for years to come.

An emphasis on software engineering principles, encouraging a disciplined approach to building reusable libraries of software components.

Detailed coverage of the Hugs interpreter with an appendix covering other implementations.

A running case study of pictures emphasizes the built-in functions which appear in the standard prelude and libraries. It is also used to give an early preview of some of the more complex language features, such as high-order functions.

List comprehensions and the standard functions over lists are covered before recursion.

Early coverage of polymorphism supporting the "toolkit" approach and encouraging the resuse of built-in functions and types.

Extensive reference material containing details of further reading in books, journals and on the World Wide Web.

Accompanying Web Site supporting the book, containing all the program code, further teaching materials and other useful resources.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900201342757
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
03/29/1999
Series:
International Computer Science Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
528

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Introducing functional programming3
2Basic types and simple programs23
3Reasoning about programs73
4Data structures: lists89
5Reasoning about lists131
6Generalization147
7Functions as values171
8Classes in Haskell203
9Checking types221
10Algebraic types239
11Case study: Huffman codes281
12Abstract data types303
13Lazy programming345
14Input/output and interaction397
15Program behaviour425
App. A Functional and imperative programming451
App. B Further reading461
App. C Glossary465
App. D Understanding programs471
App. E Haskell operators475
App. F Implementations of Haskell477
App. G Gofer and Hugs errors479
App. H Some useful functions485
Bibliography491
Index493

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