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I recommend some other functional language like Scheme or OCaml. All I got from my time with Haskell was frustration. I read RWH and worked through tutorials. I never got to a point where it didn't seem like the simplest tasks weren't painful.



Real World Haskell isn't a very good introductory text. Some of the early chapters are riddled with errors and confusing, contradictory instructions.

Learn You a Haskell For Great Good! is one of the better introductory programming books I've read, and the author writes in a ridiculously fun and easy-to-read style.

http://learnyouahaskell.com/


"ridiculously fun and easy-to-read style"

But if you find 'fun' and large amounts of text distracting, then Graham Hutton's 'Programming in Haskell'[1] is a better introduction to what Haskell is about.

[1] http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~gmh/book.html




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