7 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Poor - a superficial treatment.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming (International Computer Science Series) (Paperback)
I get the feeling that Thompson was pre-occupied when he wrote this book. Concepts which would probably not have been covered by students with little or no programming experience have been glossed over, and at no point is the reader even remotely persuaded that this is a language worth learning. The mere fact that Thompson's book is the only one of its kind on the market does not necessarily make it worth buying. As a reference tool, The Craft of Functional Programming is severely lacking. But what a pretty cover it has...