Are all functional languages as difficult as Haskell?

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Re: Are all functional languages as difficult as Haskell?

Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:46 AM

Personally I find Erlang very nice - however I'm no FP expert to say the least.
If you're learning new languages, you should (in my opinion) get the book "Seven languages in seven weeks: A pragmatic guide to learning programming languages" by Bruce A. Tate. I ended up not using it for the seven languages in seven weeks thing, I loved it as a stepping stone to new languages, and it gives you a really nice flavour of the languages' syntax and ideas.
The languages it covers are:
Ruby/Io/Prolog/Scala/Erlang/Clojure/Haskell
So even if you don't like Erlang, the last two should be useful :)
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Re: Are all functional languages as difficult as Haskell?

Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:28 AM

I don't know what tutorial/book you're following, but you should totally try this one. It's very newbie friendly, with cute drawings and lots of examples. Sure, it still takes a lot of thinking, but I found it to be the best tutorial out there.
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Re: Are all functional languages as difficult as Haskell?

Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:47 AM

View PostTayacan, on 01 September 2012 - 03:28 AM, said:

I don't know what tutorial/book you're following, but you should totally try this one. It's very newbie friendly, with cute drawings and lots of examples. Sure, it still takes a lot of thinking, but I found it to be the best tutorial out there.

Someone made an equivalent tutorial for Erlang, found here, which I partially used when I was learning Erlang.
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