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From: Emily Winch (emily_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-13 05:45:45

Vesa Karvonen said:

> FWIW, IMO, Aleksey is right here, and people who don't understand the
> purpose of higher order sequence manipulation functions should really read
> some book on functional programming.


>If you look at a text book on functional programming, you will find that
>pattern matching (on lists) and primitive recursion are typically presented
>before higher order library functions for list manipulation. This is for
>pedagogical reasons. Browsing later chapters of the book, you will find
>it will use more and more higher order functions rather than pattern
>matching and primitive recursion.

Can you recommend a _good_ book on functional programming, particularly
for people interested in finding out about what functional programmers do
with these higher order functions? I am starting to notice a large gap in my
bookshelf :-)


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