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1 PROGRAMMING IN HASKELL Chapter 1 - Introduction
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2 The Software Crisis How can we cope with the size and complexity  of modern computer programs? How can we reduce the time and cost of  program development? How can we increase our confidence that the  finished programs work correctly?
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3 Programming Languages Allow programs to be written clearly, concisely,  and at a high-level of abstraction; Support reusable software components ; Encourage the use of formal verification; One approach to the software crisis is to design  new programming languages that: 
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Permit rapid prototyping; Provide powerful problem-solving tools. Functional languages provide a particularly elegant   framework in which to address these goals. 4
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5 What is a Functional Language? Functional programming is style  of programming  in which the basic method of computation is the 
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