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# The Haskell School of Expression: Learning Functional Programming Through Multimedia

by
Paul Hudak

Functional programming is a style of programming that emphasizes the use of functions (in contrast to object-oriented programming, which emphasizes the use of objects). It has become popular in recent years because of its simplicity, conciseness, and clarity. This book teaches functional programming as a way of thinking and problem solving, using Haskell, the most popular
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Paperback, 382 pages

Published
February 28th 2000
by Cambridge University Press

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The "multimedia" part is also a bit deceptive... Unless you consider moving ellipses and defining an algebra for composing music to be multimedia.

On the other hand, if you know what a monoid is and you enjoy the "algebra" part more than the "music", this is a nice b ...more

Up to that point, about fifteen pages past the introduction, things were going swimmingly: the author explained the relationship between Haskell [Brooks Curry, the mathematician] and the Curry School of Expression; the importance (value and place) of a pure-functiona ...more

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