Pointers in Haskell??

Mark P Jones [email protected]
Fri, 7 Dec 2001 17:51:39 -0800


| > >     Simon Peyton-Jones. The implementation of functional
| > >     programming languages. Prentice-Hall, 1987
| > 
| > is this book could be made available online ? cos on amazon it seems
| > out of print.
|
| This book is already on-line at
| 
| http://research.microsoft.com/Users/simonpj/Papers/student.ps.gz
| 
| (It was noted on the "Books and Tutorials" link from haskell.org, which
| is usually the best place to start looking for something Haskell.)

That's a useful resource too, but it's not the book that the first
poster mentioned.  The earlier book was more advanced, more
research-oriented, and (in most respects) covered more material
than the later one (which was intended as an executable tutorial).

Personally, I honestly don't think I would have been able to put
Gofer together without many hours poring over Simon's 1987 book.
(Noting that I'm getting quite old (:-), perhaps I should explain
that Gofer was the predecessor of Hugs ...)  I'll have to take
extra special care of my well-worn copy now that the book is out
of print!

All the best,
Mark