Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. From the Publisher: This is a thorough introduction to the fundamental concepts of functional programming. The book clearly expounds the construction of functional programming as a process of mathematical calculation, but restricts itself to the mathematics relevant to actual program construction.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Introduction to Functional Programming by Richard S. Bird ,. Philip Wadler. After the success of the first edition, Introduction to Functional Programming using Haskell has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a complete grounding in the principles and techniques of programming with functions.
The second edition uses the popular language Haskell to express functional programs. There are new chapters on program optimisation, abstract data After the success of the first edition, Introduction to Functional Programming using Haskell has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a complete grounding in the principles and techniques of programming with functions. There are new chapters on program optimisation, abstract datatypes in a functional setting, and programming in a monadic style.
There are complete new case studies, and many new exercises. 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.
The book is self-contained, assuming no prior knowledge of programming and is suitable as an introductory undergraduate text for first- or second-year students. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published by Prentice Hall first published January 1st More Details Original Title. Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Apr 20, Matthew Chan rated it it was amazing. Bird and Wadler 1st ed. 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.
Read the first e Bird and Wadler 1st ed. Read the first edition, since subsequent editions are rewritten more in the "programming language overview" style. Sep 10, Chiqing Zhang rated it it was amazing. One of the most inspiring CS book I've ever read.
Sep 09, Hans rated it really liked it. Nowadays probably Haskell would be used. Still a good book. And Miranda although outdated can still be run if you have something that runs S [1st Edition]Was a freshman year textbook used fir introducing Functional Programming at the Computer Science department at the University of Twente in It uses a Functional Language that looks Like Miranda. And Miranda although outdated can still be run if you have something that runs Solaris Ilumnios.
I probably should read it again but If I recall well Monads and Lenses were not explicitly explained in book or course. I think I should have read it better in Must do a quick reread.
In I met Philip Wadler, one of the authors, on the Joy of Coding conference where he kindly signed my copy of this book. Same guy who also brought you generics with type erasure in Java.
Look up some of his presentations on YouTube Mar 27, Juan Caballero rated it really liked it. I read first edition, third or later printing. Quite complete. Highly recommended for learning from scratch if you're a programmer, although this book doesn't teach with Haskell examples due to the date this book was published in while Haskell 1.
Too bad it doesn't teach monads, since the rest of topics are so well explained. I highly recommend the book to anybody looking for a solid base of functional programming theory. The book can be dense at parts, and it is packed with information. The focus is mainly on the theoretical side, being many of the exercises proofs. 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.
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. It is also a book, meaning some things are outdated.
It was released before the Haskell 98 report was finished, and we are already using the Haskell report, while a new one is in the making. Of course, more recent topics like idioms applicative functors aren't touched upon. All in all, it is an excellent book with which to hone theory, and for that I can't recommend it enough. Jun 18, Karl rated it really liked it Shelves: computer-science , non-fiction.
Comprehensive, readable, and demanding. Language-agnostic to the extent that most code can be easily translated to most modern functional programming languages. However, the use of explicit partial computations and lazy evaluation makes it harder to follow examples, and complicates the program cost model and proofs by structural induction.
As a strong point, the technique of program specification and derivation by inverse functions is elegantly described, easily mechanized, and of lasting value.
Jan 15, Peteris Erins rated it liked it Shelves: read , computer-science. 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. It presents a simple model of evaluation, discusses efficiency e. Mace Ousley rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Jobaer Chowdhury rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Chris rated it really liked it Dec 07, Edzo rated it it was amazing Jul 02, Tom rated it really liked it Aug 04, Shahid rated it really liked it Jul 07, Bar Shirtcliff rated it really liked it Feb 14, Eduardo rated it really liked it Jul 13, Shreedhar Kotekar rated it really liked it May 05, Dmitry Paramonov rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Julie Harmon rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Pepe rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Stephen Bennett rated it liked it Jan 17, Johan Linde rated it liked it Feb 21, Adolfo rated it liked it Jun 04, Michael rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Daouda Traore rated it really liked it Nov 30, Gaurav Kaul rated it really liked it Sep 23, John Liao rated it liked it Jun 07,
Introduction to functional programming
Introduction to Functional Programming