Real world Haskell

720 pages

English language

Published April 19, 2008

ISBN:
978-0-596-51498-3
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Finally done! I started reading this book before it was published. I stalled out several times, and restarted from the beginning, so some parts have been read 3 or 4 times. Eventually it became a proxy for learning Haskell. So it's hard to say I'm done.

I contributed a lot of stupid comments to the first several introductory chapters, and hopefully made them better. The book was reviewed on the web by many people, in a rather unique way, and I'm one of many proud to be listed as a reviewer in the book.

The first several chapters are a good introduction. I didn't really develop the ability to evaluate nontrivial haskell code by reading them though, and that made it much harder for me later. (I also didn't really do the exercises, which probably didn't help with this.)

I got stuck around chapter 6, on typeclasses. The explanation didn't …

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