A Functional Programming Approach

Guy Lapalme

This book challenges more traditional methods of teaching algorithms by using a functional programming context, with Haskell as the implementation language. This leads to smaller, clearer and more elegant programs which enable the programmer to understand the algorithm itself more quickly and to use that understanding to explore alternative solutions. Placing the emphasis on program development rather than the mathematical properties of algorithms, the book uses a succession of practical programming examples to develop in the reader problem-solving skills which can be easily transferred to other language paradigms.

- The contents section by section.
- The Haskell programs from the book and answers to selected problems can be downloaded from here.
- Errata
- Publisher's Information (including ordering the book)

- The Haskell home page.
- Excellent introductory book by Simon Thomson
- Haskell tutorial with many examples of interactive and complex systems
- Haskell mode for Emacs
- A catalogue of Hugs error messages