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Date: 2000-05-07 (09:51)
From: John Prevost <prevost@m...>
Subject: Re: Book in english
>>>>> "gh" == Gerard Huet <> writes:

    gh> "The Functional Approach to Programming" by Guy Cousineau and
    gh> Michel Mauny, Cambridge University Press, 1998.

    gh> It is a quite good reference book on programming in Caml
    gh> Light, close enough to Objective Caml to be used as a standard
    gh> beginner's textbook, even if it does not cover modules and
    gh> objects. It gives many serious programming examples, and
    gh> answers many of the questions that are routinely asked on this
    gh> list, such as how to program doubly linked lists (the "sweet"
    gh> implementation given by Xavier a few days ago is covered in
    gh> section 4.4.5 for instance).

I have this book.  It's a good book, has a lot of great information in
it, and isn't too far away from O'Caml.  Unfortunately, it isn't a
great book for introducing people to the O'Caml language.  (It might
be more appropriate in a classroom setting.)

I should probably try to get a copy of the new book imported so I can
at least see how it's organized before I decide that it's better--but
as it's oriented towards the programming language O'Caml and not
functional programming in general (just happening to use Caml Light),
I suspect it will be better.

Besides--it's always easier to sell people on reading O'Reilly books.  :)