I’ve recently started reading the free Haskell tutorial Learn You A Haskell for Great Good! while commuting. So far I’ve enjoyed the tutorial, and I’ve had a couple moments where I’ve smiled to myself on the bus due to typeclasses, etc., which I guess isn’t quite normal behaviour among the general population ;-)
I just discovered that the tutorial is going to be released as a book in a couple of weeks. You should definitely pick it up if you’re interested in learning a different programming language.
Here’s my first shot at some Haskell code, implementing the FizzBuzz kata using guard statements:
If you save this code to a file named
FizzBuzz.hs, you can load and run it
the interactive Haskell interpreter:
Now the file is loaded, compiled, and the
fizzBuzz function is available in
my current namespace. I use a list comprehension and a range to call
20 times over the integers from 1 to 20, collecting the returned strings in a
Updated 2011-04-10: Removed special case for 0, as there is no such rule in FizzBuzz.