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I've just read the tutorials "Haskell for C programmers" and "The gentle introduction to Haskell". Can anyone please recommend me some books and other good articles.

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I'm quite a fan of Introduction To Functional Programming by Richard Bird. Despite what the reviews say (they claim it's not a book for beginners), I found it to be a good introduction to a language I'd never used before.


I found that "Introduction to Functional programming" Did give a decent background to functional programming but it read too much like a university text for my liking and its more expensive:)

IMHO If you want to learn Haskell that's not the book for you as Haskell is just the vehicle he uses to get the theorey across. Having said that, if your goal is to learn the theory of functional programming rather than Haskell itself then perhaps that book could be a winner?

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I'm quite a fan of Introduction To Functional Programming by Richard Bird. Despite what the reviews say (they claim it's not a book for beginners), I found it to be a good introduction to a language I'd never used before.


I found that "Introduction to Functional programming" Did give a decent background to functional programming but it read too much like a university text for my liking and its more expensive:)

IMHO If you want to learn Haskell that's not the book for you as Haskell is just the vehicle he uses to get the theorey across. Having said that, if your goal is to learn the theory of functional programming rather than Haskell itself then perhaps that book could be a winner?

I guess that's probably true -- I was more interested in the theory of functional programming as a paradigm at the time (in fact, I was taking Bird's course). Since I tend to program in imperative languages, it was a refreshing change, and extremely insightful.

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