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Informatics 1 Functional Programming Lecture 1 Monday 24 September 2007 Functions Philip Wadler University of Edinburgh
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Required text and reading Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming , Second Edition, Simon Thompson, Addison-Wesley, 1999. (NB. For Inf1b, there is also a recommended text. Java How to Program , Seventh Edition, Harvey M. Deitel and Paul J. Deitel, Prentice Hall, 2007. Blackwells has a “Value Pack” of both titles together at a discount.) Reading assignment: Thompson, Chapters 1–3 (pp. 1–52): by Mon 24 Sep 2007. Thompson, Chapters 4–5 (pp. 53–95): by Mon 1 Oct 2007. Thompson, Chapters 6–7 (pp. 96–134): by Mon 8 Oct 2007.
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Part I Introduction
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Computational Thinking “In their capacity as a tool computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind.” Edsgar Dijkstra, 1930–2002
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Why learn Haskell? Important to learn many languages over your career
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