The Pros and Cons of Teaching Purely Functional Programming in First Year - DRAFT -
Manuel M. T. Chakravarty and Gabriele Keller.
Accepted for presentation at Functional and Declarative Programming in Education (FDPE02).
We argue that teaching purely functional programming as such in freshman courses is detrimental to both the curriculum as well as to promoting the paradigm. Instead, we need to focus on more general aims.
I like the fact that the authors are happy students found the exercises to be interesting. This goal is ignored all too often.
It's about time we have a SICP-like Haskell book.
Posted to teaching/learning by Ehud Lamm on 8/22/02; 5:44:32 AM