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Haskell the Craft of Functional Programming 2ND Edition

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Publisher Comments:

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES / FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING / HASKELL

Haskell

The Craft of Functional Programming Second Edition

Simon Thompson

The second edition of Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming is essential reading for beginners to functional programming and newcomers to the Haskell programming language. The emphasis is on the process of crafting programs and the text contains many examples and running case studies, as well as advice on program design, testing, problem solving and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Building on the strengths of the first edition, the book includes many new and improved features:

· Complete coverage of Haskell 98, the standard version of Haskell which will be stable and supported by implementations for years to come.

· An emphasis on software engineering principles, encouraging a disciplined approach to building reusable libraries of software components.

· Detailed coverage of the Hugs interpreter with an appendix covering other implementations.

· A running case study of pictures emphasizes the built-in functions which appear in the standard prelude and libraries. It is also used to give an early preview of some of the more complex language features, such as higher-order functions.

· List comprehensions and the standard functions over lists are covered before recursion.

· Early coverage of polymorphism supporting the `toolkit' approach and encouraging the reuse of built-in functions and types.

· Extensive reference material containing details of further reading in books, journals and on the World Wide Web.

· Accompanying Web Site supporting the book, containing all the program code, further teaching materials and other useful resources.

About the author

Simon Thompson is a Senior Lecturer in the Computing Laboratory at the University of Kent. His research and teaching interests include functional programming and logical aspects of computer science. Simon has written two other books: Miranda: The Craft of Functional Programming and Type Theory and Functional Programming.

Book News Annotation:

Thompson (U. of Kent) introduces readers to Haskell 98, the primary language of functional programming. He emphasizes the process of crafting programs and provides numerous examples and case studies, as well as advice on program design, testing, and problem solving, and gives detailed coverage of the Hugs interpreter. The book pays particular attention to software engineering principles, such as building reusable libraries of software components, and supports the toolkit approach encouraging the reuse of built-in functions and types.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The second edition of Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming is essential reading for beginners to functional programming and newcomers to the Haskell programming language. The emphasis is on the process of crafting programs and the text contains many examples and running case studies, as well as advice on program design, testing, problem solving and how to avoid common pitfalls.

About the Author

Simon Thompson is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Kent. His research and teaching interests include functional programming and logical aspects of computer science.

0201342758AB04062001

Table of Contents

 PART I: BASIC FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING  1. Introducing functional programming2. Getting started with Haskell and Hugs  3. Basic types and definitions  4. Designing and writing programs  5. Data types: tuples and lists  6. Programming with lists  7. Reasoning about programs  PART II: ABSTRACTION 8. Generalization: functions as arguments  9. Functions as values  10. Classes in Haskell  11. Checking types  PART III: LARGER-SCALE PROGRAMMING 12. Algebraic types  13. Case study: Huffman codes  14. Abstract data types  15. Lazy programming  16. Input/output and interaction  17. Programming with monads  18. Program behaviour  Appendices  Bibliography  Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201342758
Author:
Thompson, Simon
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Location:
Harlow, Eng.
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Functional programming (computer science)
Subject:
Functional programming
Subject:
Programming - Systems Analysis & Design
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
International Computer Science Series
Series Volume:
GTR-421
Publication Date:
March 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.8 x 1.1 in 853 gr

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"Synopsis" by , The second edition of Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming is essential reading for beginners to functional programming and newcomers to the Haskell programming language. The emphasis is on the process of crafting programs and the text contains many examples and running case studies, as well as advice on program design, testing, problem solving and how to avoid common pitfalls.

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