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The Functional Approach to Programming

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A programming course should concentrate on a program's logical structure and design rather than on simply writing code. The functional approach to programming achieves this aim because logical concepts are evident and programs are transparent, and so can be written quickly and cleanly. In this book, the authors emphasize the notions of function and relate programming to fa ...more
Paperback, 460 pages
Published October 29th 1998 by Cambridge University Press
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Zhi Han
This is a great book on Caml (actually caml light, not OCaml). Given the fact that there are very few English books on OCaml, this is perhaps the best among all OCaml books.

This book is written in the same spirit of SICP. It starts from scratch and build up to the meta-circular evaluator. There are things missing intentionally, such as Object Oriented programming. It also have a great exposition of compiling, type synthesis and code generation of Caml light.

I think the English translation was n
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