Lecture 1

The first lecture covered up to page 15 of the first set of lecture slides.

The required reading for this week, from the course textbook:

Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming (Third Edition)
Simon Thompson, Addison-Wesley, 2011.

will be Chapters 1, 2, and 3 (pp. 1-66). Three whole chapters might seem a bit daunting at first, but it is mostly introductory material and quite easy to read. Some of this material is directly relevant to this week’s lab exercise.

Printed copies of the lab exercise will be available from the ITO. In subsequent weeks, the tutorial exercises will be handed out in hard copy in Monday’s lecture; they will, of course, also be available from the course website.

Also: check out the Land of Lisp music video. The language Lisp was the first functional programming language. Amongst many other things, Lisp is famous for requiring a lot of parentheses!

— Chris.

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