learn-you-a-haskell VS book

Compare learn-you-a-haskell vs book and see what are their differences.


“Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!” by Miran Lipovača (by pvorb)


V2 of Real World OCaml (by realworldocaml)
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learn-you-a-haskell book
74 16
284 1,086
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0.0 5.9
10 months ago 27 days ago
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- GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of learn-you-a-haskell. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-10.


Posts with mentions or reviews of book. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-06.
  • Nix-Powered Development with OCaml
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Mar 2023
    I don't think they're wrong

    the Jane Street side are quite prolific with blog posts etc

    as a newcomer to OCaml one of the first, and nicer-looking, intro resources you'll likely encounter is the Real World OCaml book https://dev.realworldocaml.org/ which unfortunately does everything using Base instead of the stdlib

    Personally that didn't sit right to me and I prefer to use the stdlib by default (which seems fine and not in need of a wholesale replacement)

  • Comparing Objective Caml and Standard ML
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Feb 2023
    This is an oldie but a goodie.

    OCaml has, unlike Standard ML, grown quite a lot since this page was made.

    In particular, the section "Standard libraries", I'd recommend looking at:


    A couple of places where the comparison is outdated:

    - OCaml using Base [1] allows for result-type oriented programming

    - OCaml using Base uses less language magic and more module system

    While there was and is truth to the distinction that SML is for scientists and OCaml is for engineers, this dichotomy is getting dated: OCaml is under active development, which means that scientists who want better tooling will choose OCaml. For example, 1ML [2] by Andreas Rossberg was built in OCaml.

    [1]: https://opensource.janestreet.com/base/

  • Help getting started with Ocaml
    2 projects | /r/ocaml | 13 Oct 2022
    In general, better read the second edition which is updated to use current Core versions. A print version was published recently.
  • Functional Reactive Programming
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Aug 2022
    Elm is not dead. It just prefers a slow release schedule but is still actively worked on in the background.

    That said, you might want to check out OCaml for general purpose programming. Super fast compiler, great performance, can target both native and JS.

    It is easier to use than Haskell due to defaulting to eager evaluation (like most languages) strategy instead of laziness and being generally more pragmatic, offering more escape hatches into the imperative world if need be. Plus great upward trajectory with lot's of cool stuff like an effects system and multi-core support coming.

    Real World Ocaml is a decent resource: https://dev.realworldocaml.org/

  • RWO v2 in PDF
    2 projects | /r/ocaml | 27 Jul 2022
    There is a PR on the main repo.
  • Is 'Real World OCaml' 1st ed worth bying for a beginner?
    2 projects | /r/ocaml | 20 May 2022
    I've only been through the online version so I don't know if this is true of the print copy as well, but it felt very... I don't know, abridged, I guess? There's some good info in there, but it glosses over a lot of things as well, and when I first went over it I didn't feel like I came away with a good understanding of OCaml. I think it makes a good second book choice after reading the CS3110 one, though, because the abridged explanations act like a nice refresher on what you've already learned and read before adding extra detail.
  • Real World OCaml – Functional programming for the masses
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 May 2022
  • What is your favourite Rust specific feature that you miss in other languages?
    4 projects | /r/rust | 3 Apr 2022
    There is Real World Ocaml. It's written by one of the lead developers at Jane Street and a professor.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing learn-you-a-haskell and book you can also consider the following projects:

learn4haskell - 👩‍🏫 👨‍🏫 Learn Haskell basics in 4 pull requests

plutus-pioneer-program - This repository hosts the lectures of the Plutus Pioneers Program. This program is a training course that the IOG Education Team provides to recruit and train software developers in Plutus, the native smart contract language for the Cardano ecosystem.

learn-you-a-haskell-notebook - Jupyter adaptation of Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!

coq - Coq is a formal proof management system. It provides a formal language to write mathematical definitions, executable algorithms and theorems together with an environment for semi-interactive development of machine-checked proofs.

awesome-ocaml - A curated collection of awesome OCaml tools, frameworks, libraries and articles.

reason - Simple, fast & type safe code that leverages the JavaScript & OCaml ecosystems

inline-js - Call JavaScript from Haskell, and vice versa!

swift-async-algorithms - Async Algorithms for Swift

algebra-driven-design - Source material for Algebra-Driven Design

Exercism - website - The codebase for Exercism's website.

developer-portal - The Cardano Developer Portal

ocaml-containers - A lightweight, modular standard library extension, string library, and interfaces to various libraries (unix, threads, etc.) BSD license.