Digital Editions of Haskell Books

Posted on 2009-01-14 by Curt Sampson :: comments enabled

Those of us that are ACM members have access to a limited number of books from Safari and also a collection from Books24x7. The Safari collection doesn’t have much in the way of functional programming books, but Books24x7 has one of the better introductory Haskell books on-line: Graham Hutton’s Programming in Haskell. If you’ve got a membership, you can access it here.

Now if only I could get a version for my Sony Reader. Fortunately, not all is lost. It set me back USD$40, but I bought from O’Reilly an EPUB edition of Real World Haskell. (After buying a paper copy, of course; that will teach me to pre-order.) Still, it was worth it. The major thing that pushed me over the edge to buy a second copy was that the digital version has no DRM, so I need not worry about losing my investment. Also, in paper it’s a big book, easily twice the weight and four times the size of my Reader. Oh, and did I mention that it’s good? Someone from TSAC should do a full review one day; we even have a paper copy to lend….


By Gareth Rowlands on 2009-06-21 14:16 +0100:

Did you find some of the code samples were truncated on the PRS-505? If so, do you know of a fix?

By Curt Sampson on 2009-06-22 21:47 +0900:

Yes, they get cut off on the right-hand side when they’re wider than the screen. I tried switching the screen to landscape format, but it just made the text bigger so that the code samples got cut off in the same place.

So unfortunately, no, I don’t know of a fix for this.

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