Introduction to Functional Programming has 79 ratings and 8 reviews. Matthew said: Bird and Wadler (1st ed.) is one of two classic introductions to compu. for Imperative Functional Programming by Simon Peyton Jones and Philip Wadler. .. Richard Bird and Philip Wadler’s Introduction to Functional Programming. An Introduction to Functional Programming (Prentice Hall International Series in Computer Science) by Richard Bird, Philip Wadler and a great selection of.

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Language-agnostic to the extent that most code can be easily translated to most modern functional programming languages. Jobaer Chowdhury rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Eduardo rated it really liked it Jul 13, Mace Ousley rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Shreedhar Kotekar rated it really liked it May 05, Open Preview See a Problem? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Johan Linde rated it liked it Feb 21, 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 wzdler induction.

Prograjming are other authors named Richard Bird: Gaurav Kaul rated it really liked it Sep 23, I think I should have read it better in There are new chapters on program optimisation, abstract datatypes in a functional setting, and programming in a monadic style.

There are complete new lrogramming studies, and many new exercises. Read the first edition, since subsequent editions are rewritten more in the “programming language overview” style. The second edition uses the popular language Haskell to express functional programs. Look up some of his presentations on YouTube Nowadays probably Haskell would be used.


Introduction to Functional Programming

I have started reading the first book as a PDF and can see his point. After the success of the first edition, Introduction to Functional Programming using Haskell has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a complete grounding wadleg the principles and techniques of programming with functions.

Richard Simpson Bird is a computer scientist. The book can be dense at parts, and it is packed with information. Wqdler you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. As a strong point, the technique of program specification and derivation by inverse functions is elegantly described, easily mechanized, and of lasting value.

What was great about the treatment was that each new concept was introduced with little fanfare.

Adolfo rated it liked it Jun 04, 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. I highly recommend the book to anybody looking for a solid base of functional programming theory.

Must do a quick reread.

Return to Book Page. Related to this I have seen interviews with Eric Meijer where he talked about preferring the first edition of this book because is was more conceptual and not Haskell specific. For me, this was a great book for learning Haskell. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Daouda Traore rated it really liked it Nov 30, Read the first e Bird and Wadler 1st ed.


It presents a simple model of evaluation, discusses efficiency e. Hardcoverpages. One of the most inspiring CS book I’ve ever read. It uses a Functional Language that looks Like Miranda.

It is also a book, meaning some things are outdated. And Miranda although outdated can still be run if you have something that runs Solaris Ilumnios.

Introduction to Functional Programming by Richard S. Bird

Lots of rigorous proofs and great discussion of things like strictness and bottom values. Same guy who also brought you generics with type erasure in Java. In the popular literature about Haskell a lot of digital ink is spilled over Monads, but really they’re no big introdduction conceptually. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

On the other hand the implications of Monadic computations are far-reaching. Apr 20, Matthew Chan rated it it was amazing. 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.

Stephen Bennett rated it liked it Jan 17, This all said, this is a great book on functional programming and Haskell.