[Haskell-beginners] Re: First request for references
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Tue Jan 13 01:41:37 EST 2009
On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 19:42:55 -0800, Conrad Meyer <konrad at tylerc.org>
>On Saturday 10 January 2009 12:03:45 pm Alan Cameron wrote:
>> I stumbled across Haskell while researching 'functional programming'.
>> I have done some initial reading and have the following questions:
>> 1. Are there any references to real-world applications using this language?
>> I ask because most of the articles I have found seem to be of an extreme
>> academic nature. I want to be sure that my time will not be wasted delving
According to the Wikipedia entry for "Software transactional memory,"
in the "Implementations" section (see
as previously mentioned by Thomas Davie as well in this thread, "STM
for Perl 6 has been implemented in Pugs via the Glasgow Haskell
Compiler's STM library."
>> 2. Are there any tutorials with full code included which I can use on the
>> HUGS system I have installed?
>> I have found a few "A Gentle Introduction to Haskell 98" which assumes far
>> too much previous knowledge to be immediately useful to me.
>> Thanks for any replies.
>> Alan Cameron
>You might want to use GHC instead of HUGS, as it tends to be more
>feature-complete. For a tutorial to start with, how about "Yet Another
You may also wish to read the book _Programming in Haskell,_ by Graham
Hutton (see http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~gmh/book.html). This
publication has often been praised as being relatively concise and
easy to follow. There is even a relevant book review by Duncan Coutts
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