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Date: 2003-01-24 (22:35)
From: brogoff@s...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Books on FP
On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, [ISO-8859-1] Jocelyn Sérot wrote:
> Le vendredi, 24 jan 2003, à 16:55 Europe/Paris, Mattias Waldau a écrit :
> > Cousineau and Mauny's "The Functional Approach to Programming" is okay,
> > especially if want to program ocaml (even it has this stupid approach 
> > to
> > have a slightly different syntax in the book, which is so common for
> > books written by academics :-)

The book was written a while ago, and translated, so there's no point in 
getting snooty about the use of Caml Light instead of OCaml, which, I agree,
is unfortunate. 

> > I am still looking for a bug like "Advanced tricks for the
> > ML-programmer", something like "Advanced C++ Programming Styles and
> > Idioms"
> > by James O. Coplien.
> So the Oreilly book may be a good choice ..

I don't think that the O'Reilly book is such a book, though it's a great book 
for the working OCaml programmer.

What he's looking for would be more like a collection of Functional Pearls 
from the Journal of Functional Programming, with a focus on Caml (or at least 
non-Haskell :-) acrobatics. You know, things like Danvy's functional 
unparsing paper...

-- Brian

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