Saturday, May 26, 2007

Great news in the Haskell Books front

This was recently announced and everyone must already know about it (I was away at a conference), but just in case: O'Reilly will publish a book about Haskell called Real-World Haskell, written by people very active in the Haskell community. Such a book from O'Reilly has the potential to seriously increase Haskell's popularity, and familiarize more people with functional programming.

Considering that a book about F# is already out and another one is on the way, and that APress recently published a book on OCaml (it doesn't seem to be very good, unfortunately), I guess functional programming is really getting more popular.

Maybe there's hope that Haskell will take over the world and everyone will use monads and pure lazy functional programming :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The EOPL in F# thing

I have translated more of the EOPL book into F#, but the examples keep growing and proving how unfit the whole enterprise is to the blog format. I knew this from the beginning, and would prefer a wiki, but then I couldn't find a decent wiki server. I may have found one now, and if all goes well I'll link to it here after moving there some of the contents posted here. After this, I don't know if this blog will still be useful, but I'll wait and see.