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 :)

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