(Named after the logician Haskell Curry) A lazy purely functional language largely derived from Miranda but with several extensions. Haskell was designed by a committee from the functional programming community in April 1990. It features static polymorphic typing, higher-order functions, user-defined algebraic data types, and pattern-matching list comprehensions. Innovations include a class system, systematic operator overloading, a functional I/O system, functional arrays, and separate compilation.Haskell 1.3 added many new features, including monadic I/O, standard libraries, constructor classes, labeled fields in datatypes, strictness annotations, an improved module system, and many changes to the Prelude. Gofer is a cut-down version of Haskell with some extra features. Filename extension: .hs, .lhs (literate programming). http://haskell.org/. ["Report on the Programming Language Haskell Version 1.1", Paul Hudak & P. Wadler eds, CS Depts, U Glasgow and Yale U., Aug 1991]. [Version 1.2: SIGPLAN Notices 27(5), Apr 1992]. Haskell 1.3 Report. Mailing list: <[email protected]>. Yale Haskell - Version 2.0.6, Haskell 1.2 built on Common Lisp. ftp://nebula.cs.yale.edu/pub/haskell/yale/. Glasgow Haskell (GHC) - Version 2.04 for DEC Alpha/OSF2; HPPA1.1/HPUX9,10; SPARC/SunOs 4, Solaris 2; MIPS/Irix 5,6; Intel 80386/Linux,Solaris 2,FreeBSD,CygWin 32; PowerPC/AIX. GHC generates C or native code. ftp://ftp.dcs.glasgow.ac.uk/pub/haskell/glasgow/. E-mail: <[email protected]>. Haskell-B - Haskell 1.2 implemented in LML, generates native code. ftp://ftp.cs.chalmers.se/pub/haskell/chalmers/. E-mail: <[email protected]>.
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